Some of you might be starting a new writing project. Some of you might be in the middle, or at the end. Or maybe you’re in the middle of editing. But one thing everyone needs to remember at every stage – it’s important to take breaks from your writing.
There are so many parts to writing a book, and looking back at my completed novel, it looks like it came relatively easy (even though I know it wasn’t, I’m having a hard time remembering the early difficulties). But now I’m at the start of the process again, and I’m coming to the realisation that many authors have talked about before: even if you’ve written a book, it doesn’t mean you know how to write this book.
This week we’re diving a little more into something I said a couple weeks ago: how proofreading sometimes deals with more suggestions than concretes when it comes to poetry.
Have you ever been writing or editing something, have to stop, and say “this is a job for Google”? I’ve done it so many times, I’ve lost count. So I thought I’d put together a list of things I’ve Googled over the years (for writing and editing) that are hopefully either relatable or entertaining. I know I love to see what other writers Google in the name of their stories!
I’ve touched on this already, but it’s still something that’s fascinating to me and that I’m constantly thinking about: editing poetry and editing prose are two different things. Ok, not entirely, but they’re different enough for me to notice. Let’s take a look!
Writing and emotions, emotions and writing: they go hand in hand a lot of the time. Of course, a scientific paper probably wants to exclude the touchy-feely stuff, and some poems may even want to be super stark. But often, poetry and fiction rely on emotions because one of the goals is to get readers to feel something.
Short and sweet today. Let’s take a look at places you might find poetry outside of poetry collections and music!
Let’s talk setting rates as a freelancer, shall we? I get asked about this a lot, and it was something I Googled many times while planning how I was going to freelance. So what’s the right answer?
Happy National Poetry Month! In honour of it, I thought I’d do something a little more fun than the solely instructional things I’ve been doing the last few weeks. So . . . poetry and songs!
When I started researching becoming a freelancer, I turned to a number of articles and posts about what that meant, so maybe I can repay the favour by being that person for someone looking to make the switch themselves. Or simply by sating some curiosities for people 🙂