Here's some more Preptober advice from my CP, Shelby.
A while back, I read somewhere that in order to feel, physically and mentally, what it’s like to write “good writing,” you should type up a passage or even a full chapter of your favorite author’s work. I do take some issue now with the implication that the words you’re reading from your favorite author … Continue reading Writing Exercise: Copy from Your Favorite Book
How do you prepare to write 50,000 words in a single month? The same way you would any other time. It’s easy to feel like it’s overwhelming or you don’t know how to do it because participating in NaNo is such a big undertaking. (Or, is that just me?) But you’re not preparing for NaNo, … Continue reading Preptober: NaNoWriMo Prep
There are all sorts of articles online that detail the benefits of having a critique partner and the types of feedback to offer them. They speak the truth—well, many of them, at least… I don’t know what you read—it is wonderful to get feedback about your WIP. Your CP’s critiques help you revise your story … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Have a CP (Beyond Manuscript Critiques)
I just learned a fun new etymology that I wanted to share. The word villain actually comes from the Latin villānus, which simply meant someone who lives on a farm or country estate (like the word villa). So how did it come to be the word villain as we understand it with its modern meaning … Continue reading The Etymology of Villain