In this section, you will find a collection of blogs dedicated to writing advice. So, if your manuscript is starting to drive you crazy, or you’re not sure how to get started, read on for the push you need to create your masterpiece.
Speaking to Jill Coleman, Managing Director of A&C Black, the other day she used a line in regards to a project we are working on that really stuck:"I see this as a refinement of where we think we are going." And this got me to thinking about the writing process.
Starting out as writers, we each have our own quirks and predilections (be that for lists, mind maps, plotting everything out first or diving in headfirst) We each have our own ways in. That said, is there a point when you need to make a commitment? when you must draw lines? And when is that point?
My manuscript originally evolved out of a short story written back in 2005. Prior to that (since 2002) I’d merely been dabbling in several different genres, encountering one particular character over and over, perfecting the craft of the scene, and beginning stories only to leave them dangling on a metaphorical half-finished stairwell somewhere. However in the Spring of '05, I came to share the short story with a writer …!--more-->