Did you know that it’s unprofessional to use 'tab' rather than the indent function? What is the proper line spacing? What page should a new chapter start on? How do you get the headers to stay where they belong? Why does it even matter?
I thought it would be interesting to participate in the Never Have I Ever game that a few of my writing buddies have been doing recently. Their answers made me realise just how different we are, and how differently we write books, and I think that's a wonderful thing. Be warned though, this post contains a ton of Psych gifs.
I'll be back. But for now. . .
To celebrate hitting 50k in my current WIP, I thought it might be nice to share an excerpt with you. It's a first draft. It's messy in so many ways. But it matters.
S. G. Willoughby shares with us four tips for spoonies who are struggling to find the energy to write.
What if I don't have the kind of talent it takes to write a book? Is talent even a real thing?
In which, eleven questions are answered, eleven facts are given, and eleven questions asked. . .Or something like that.
The curious thing about writers and writing websites is that they spend a lot of time talking about writing and how to write and what to write, and reviewing books that other people have written, but there doesn't seem to be much out there about the ins and outs of physical books. Here are five binding techniques used today.
In my final year of high school, we were set a writing prompt: Shooting Stars. We could do whatever we liked with it as long as we had a story at the end with that title. Looking back, Mrs B. must have dreaded my essays. I never was one for taking things at face value and, needless to say, I dismissed out of hand the common classroom themes of wish fulfilment. That essay is finally coming of age this summer.
'Write everyday!' It's one of the most famous pieces of writing advice. I make the case both ways but it's up to you to decide: Is writing every day right for you?