August 29th, 2018

Choosing the Right Writing Contest for You

Tracy Brody 

Hello again, friends. Back in June, I did my first guest blog here on An Addict’s Take on Writing Contests. As promised, I’m going to give you some tips on how to pick the best contest for you depending on where you are in your writing career.

Are you a newbie author? Filled […]

July 30th, 2018

Writing Through Life Catastrophe

Susan Donovan

Pages per day. Word count. Butt in chair. Drop-dead due dates. These are our mantras, the rhythm of the writing life. Whether we work for ourselves or New York publishing houses, we authors are ninjas when it comes to merciless goal setting and self-flagellation.

But what do we do if our lives […]

June 27th, 2018

An Addict’s Take on Writing Contests

Tracy Brody

I was a contest addict. Or, if you’d prefer, a contest whore. Either way, I’ve had a lot of experience with writing contests. I’m not entirely reformed, but I’m going to share a little about my feelings on the pros, some cons, and why I think you should consider using contests to […]

April 23rd, 2018

The Developmental Edit: Are you (emotionally) ready?

Kathryn Craft

 

A developmental edit can feel a lot like sending your child to school for the first time. You’ve had several years to exert your influence on his upbringing and must now allow others into his journey. You may be ready to push the little bugger through the school door! Or you […]

April 11th, 2018

How Facebook Saved my Work in Progress

Orly Konig

I’ve been working on a story that I adore. The characters are fun to hang out with, the setting makes me happy, the topics fascinate me. And I was rocking the first chapters. You know that feeling, right?

Then the brain chipmunks got out of their cage and took off with my brilliant […]