Category: On Writing

Research

Research

Research is a fundamental part of writing. Sometimes we think we know everything about a topic or place, but it’s always wise to check the facts. Readers are savvy, and an error can pull them right out of your story.

One of the most common approaches I use for research is other novels, and here’s why they are my first point of reference: Continue reading “Research”

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You’ve finished your first draft, then what?

You’ve finished your first draft, then what?

I share my work with a writing critique group, but no matter how much I value their input and the help they’ve given me to improve the piece I’ve brought, they don’t know the entire manuscript. Continue reading “You’ve finished your first draft, then what?”