Over the month of April, we’ll be posting a lot about poetry here on the blog, including this series on Important Terms Every Poet Should Know. We’re going to start our conversation by defining two of the most important words of the genre: Poetry and Prose.
In May 2020, I started what would become my first complete novel. I was thrilled with the achievement, as one is when accomplishing the massive undertaking of writing an entire book. Almost exactly a year later, I received the work back from a developmental editor who TORE IT APART. As in, basically said it had…
It isn’t like I have a lot of it, you know? So when I sit down with my brain and mine it for words, that is time that I am not using to complete another task. That is critical time. And I know we all feel it.
Recently, Brigid Levi wrote us a great summary of what beta readers are and how to use them. If you’re unfamiliar with what beta readers actually do, then go read her run-down. This post will focus on expanding her final point: what to ask your beta readers and how to create a beta reader questionnaire….
We bleed onto the page and give voice to our own pain, hoping that others will see themselves in our words. Sometimes we’re trying to make sense of things. Maybe we want to feel like we aren’t alone.
Charged language is a method of conveying a specific way of thinking, implying more beyond the written word. When introducing your story to a publisher, your words must spark a feeling they want to explore, a desire that requires your full manuscript to quench.
Yesterday was National Poetry Day! Yes, we are a day late. No one ever said poets were prompt. To celebrate, the Admin Team rounded up a batch of poets from our Facebook group to show off their craft.
There’s nothing better than finally standing up for yourself and declaring you’re worth more than what you’ve been given. But how do you go about defining your worth? Better yet, how do you price your worth?