July 25th, 2018

Ways To Exercise Your What-If Muscle

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Craft | Inspiration

What-if muscle

Most novels are written on the premise of "what if." Our What-if muscles help us figure out what needs to come next in the story. Sometimes we're lucky and we just know. More often (at least for me) we often have no clue what needs to happen next.… Read the post

April 30th, 2018

The 5 Stages of Editing Grief

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Writer's Life

I’m editing my novel. Again.

I don’t feel like telling you how many agains I have done in the course of turning out the best story I can deliver. But suffice it to say that when I received some wonderful feedback that convinced me I needed to go another round, I started off with determination!… Read the post

April 6th, 2018

A Writer’s Lessons in Failure

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Bumps & Bruises on the Road to Publication | Heather Webb

Heather Webb

Failure. Hmmmm. Well, I recently entered two contests and wasn’t selected. I’ve had agents who didn’t want me, editors who didn’t want my book(s), and enough negative reviews to be christened an author. I’ve also had the illustrious pleasure of receiving a small handful of emails from Wikipedia Historians telling me why I’m wrong about some research.… Read the post



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