April 2022

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Whichcraft: That vs. Which


Which one is appropriate? Have you ever had trouble deciding between that and which? They can feel interchangeable, and it isn't easy to know how to use them. Every writer has habits, things they tend to repeat. These habits can form a cohesive style, but habits can also weigh down

Whichcraft: That vs. Which2022-04-25T17:47:17-07:00

March 2022

  • two women collaborating on a piece of writing

Writing from inside the house, part II


This post is a conituation of Writing from Inside the House. Read that one first, then come here. Every author should work with an editor. The process of looking at your work from the outside has a formal name: creative development. An editor can support you in this process and

Writing from inside the house, part II2022-03-31T08:26:23-07:00
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Writing from inside the house


If you are working on any kind of writing project, your writing will have a larger structure that you need to carefully engineer. There is a psychological difference between creative sessions and addressing this larger structure. It feels something like the work of an architect drafting plans for a house.

Writing from inside the house2022-03-29T11:26:08-07:00
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What is the cost of publishing a book?


How much should you pay to publish a book? Reedsy is a powerful resource for anyone interested in writing, editing, or publishing. (Jessica has a profile for editing on Reedsy!) They do a global survey every year to establish average rates for editing and book design. Best of all, they

What is the cost of publishing a book?2022-03-23T11:39:16-07:00

December 2020

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What is Marketing?


Marketing is such an odd term. If you had told me in High School that my career path would lead to marketing, I would have been so confused and angry with myself. I always considered marketing to mean some conniving, yet still boring, business company that needed to know

What is Marketing?2020-12-17T20:09:21-08:00

You Need Plottr!


Plottr is a simple program for planning a novel. If you join your local writing group, you will probably here authors talk about "pantsers" vs "plotters." These terms mean that some people prefer to sit down and write by the seat of their pants and let the novel take them

You Need Plottr!2020-12-12T01:13:48-08:00