This post was originally on my Live Journal but I thought I’d update it and post it here, because I’m kind of evangelical about the subject. The Tickler File, for anyone who wants to never lose a plane ticket or forget a bill again. It’s an old idea (I mean it’s about paper!) but it’s […]Read more "The Joy of Tickling"
Getting your rights back from a book or story has become an important issue for many writers. People often want to self-publish a book that’s been with a publisher for a few years. Maybe the publisher isn’t doing much for it any more and the writer wants to spruce it up with a new cover […]Read more "Being Organised Tip – Rights Reversions"
Before we start – Stumbling Over Chaos blog is currently hosting a giveaway contest for a chance to win a copy of The Champion’s Secret. Head on over and leave a comment before Friday June 12th for a chance to win a copy. Now, on with the blog post! In a post last month I […]Read more "The Finishing After the Finishing"
Starting a story is hard. Getting past being all mouth and having the nerve to actually start putting down words is hard. But what’s harder still is finishing. It’s hard because it’s important. Finishing is truly what separates the writers from the wannabes. Not publication, because not everyone writes to be published. Not prizes, or […]Read more "Are you a finisher?"
One thing new writers often worry about (one of many many thing) is “people will surely be bored out of their skulls by all the times I use ‘said’.” But generally that’s not the case. Readers hardly notice it. They mostly notice when the writer is straining to use any word other than ‘said’. Plain, […]Read more "Because I said so"