Happy 2023! What better way to kick off the new year than with an exciting adjustment to my offerings.
As you might know by now, I’ve written a contemporary fantasy novel, and it’s currently being queried. But what was the process to get to this point?
Imagine this: you’ve come up with a writing project that you’re excited about. You sit down, get words on the page, and things are moving along nicely. And then you hit a snag. Writer’s block has appeared. So how can you fight it?
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.
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!