While reading through my first draft, one thing has become abundantly clear: What I have here isn’t a draft at all. What I have is a really, really detailed outline.
Part of the reason for this is that my main goal while I was writing was to just finish. I really wanted to get from point A to point B and wrap things up. While I was working I just kept pushing forward, trying to think of events that could occur to keep the story moving and grow these characters, until they reach…Continue
Many of life’s treasures remain constant in the state of simplicity—a lesson that author Molly Friedenfeld learned when she began her journey in search of ancient wisdom. When Friedenfeld moved from her head down to her heart, it became clear: Love is simple. Truth is simple.…Continue
Added by Caitlyn Levin on May 20, 2013 at 9:43am — No Comments
Last week I received a real, concrete deadline from the universe that forced me to do something. The school that I work for has an annual artsy publication where faculty and staff can submit photos, articles, artwork, and fiction. This is a cool idea and great for morale, but I probably would have ignored if it weren’t for the $100 reward you get if your work is published.
Instead of focusing on my writing this week, I want to talk about something that sort of continues our discussion from last time. In my last post I talked about editing digitally versus editing on hard copy. Last week Gizmodo posted this opinion piece about e-books versus the “old-fashioned” print versions, and I thought to…Continue
Hello again everyone! Thanks so much for all of your comments on my last post about revision. I was reading through them and found a lot of helpful advice, and so I have made a decision.
Today, I will print my manuscript in hard copy.
Last year I was lucky enough to do an internship at Random House Books for Young Readers. This encompassed a lot of different things, but my favorite was probably evaluating manuscripts. This is something that happens at all…Continue
Hello, ladies! I am so excited to begin my new bi-weekly blog here on She Writes, What’s Next? I’ll be posting here every other Thursday and am eager to jump in and share with all of you, just as you have been sharing with me!
A little while ago (read: three months ago) I finished the first draft of my first novel and to be honest, it was highly anti-climactic. There was…Continue
Hello, She Writers! I have a very exciting announcement to share with all of you. The She Writes group Southern Writers, is have a blog tour! Spearheaded by former guest editor and current Reality Check columnist…Continue
We often talk about the organization Girls Write Now here on She Writes. To quote from our own About Us page, Girls Write Now "has been a philanthropic partner since we began. As an organization, part of our mission is to grow with GWN and support it in every way we can, by identifying writers to teach Craft Workshops, by inviting authors to speak at…Continue
I'm writing to announce another open submissions period! From May 27th to June 2nd She Writers will have another chance to submit informative posts about the craft of writing. The theme for the week is Summer. Let's kick off the season right!
If you'd like to share any insights, stories, or advice, simply make a post on your She Writes blog and…Continue
Hello, She Writers!
I'm writing to announce that next week, January 16th through January 20th, She Writes will be having an "open submission" period for content to be featured on the site! The week's theme is Self-Publishing.
If you'd like to share any insights, stories, or advice, simply make a post on your She Writes blog and send me a message on She Writes with a link to your post! I'll be reading through them and selecting some to feature…Continue
Added by Caitlyn Levin on November 8, 2011 at 9:15am — No Comments
Hello, SheWriMo writers! Don't forget to go to the forums and share your writing goals for today! Click here to share with the community! Good…Continue
Added by Caitlyn Levin on November 3, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments