A Thrill and Indecision


Originally posted on Jessica Bakkers:
Goddamn what a fucking thrill it is the first time you see your front cover! Especially for your debut novel! That was my joy yesterday when my extremely talented cover artist, Jennifer, from Indie Designz, showed me the first draft of Guns of Perdition. Thrilled is actually downplaying how I felt. So…

Quit Trying to Write


This is not a trick. Okay, maybe it’s a little tricky, but it demonstrates something very important. Trying doesn’t get things done. It isn’t a thing. There is only doing. *insert Yoda here* Source: Quit Trying to Write

How Long Should A Sentence Be?


Riffing off of Kris’s post on paragraphs and pacing, I want to drill down into the length of sentences. Kris touched on it, quoting Ronald Tobias: “Short sentences are more dramatic; long sentences are calmer by nature and tend to be more explanatory or descriptive.” Source: How Long Should A Sentence Be?