Too FAQ | Questions To Avoid Asking A Writer, My Reasons, And My Answers

Whenever I tell someone I’m a writer, it’s often met with a string of what seem to be standard questions. Of course I appreciate the interest from family and friends or even new acquaintances, but there are some questions that are asked either all too often or in a way that’s not meant as an […]

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Descending Into The PitMad-Ness | Recapping My First #PitMad Experience

PitMad is a recurring event on Twitter giving writers the opportunity to pitch their manuscripts to professionals in the publishing industry. If a literary agent Likes the author’s tweet, it’s an invitation to submit based on their guidelines (non-agents are asked to show their support via retweets and comments on the post). PitMad can help […]

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Somebody To Lean On | Cracking Down On Crutch Words

During editing, writers will often be advised to cut out their crutch words to make their writing snappy and less convoluted. These include unnecessary adjectives, phrases that state the obvious, and overused words. They’re called “crutch words” because they’re the ones we habitually rely on while we’re writing. Especially true with the first draft of […]

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