January 23rd, 2017

Is Your Novel “Good Enough”?

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Blogging Guests | Kathryn Craft

Kathryn Craft

Turning Whine Into Gold

If we are ever to finish a novel there comes a point when we all must ask: is our story (yet) good enough? The question deserves a thoughtful answer. A glib “Hey, it’s better than half the crap out there” is the mindset that once defined “vanity publishing,” and went on to taint the early years of self-publishing.… Read the post

January 11th, 2017

Knowing Your Limits as a Writer

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Writer's Life

woman-1889812_1920Someone I know is going through a personal tragedy that has rocked my insides to the point I can't think about it without bursting into tears. The idea of dealing with something like this paralyzes me.

I was talking to a writer friend about it and her response was typically writerish - "Oh my god, you have to incorporate that into your book.… Read the post

October 12th, 2016

3 Reasons Why Quitting is an Option

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Writer's Life

jgxw0u“Oh my god, I’m going to burn this manuscript and get a job grooming Guinea Pigs.”

Okay, so maybe you didn’t want to become a Guinea Pig groomer. But I’m guessing all of us, at some point or another, have threatened to make s’mores on a bonfire from the worthless piles of paper we thought would be our published beauties.… Read the post


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