As you know, I have been collecting interesting links on the Blogs & Links page here at wwdoveStudio.com. As a service to my readers, I will also publish a periodic post (not sure how often, yet) with interesting or useful links. I hope you enjoy these new gems. Filler Words to Remove From Your Novel … Continue reading New Links for Writers
What is flash fiction? You've probably written short stories. High school was notorious for making students write several pages on different themes or topics, both fiction and non-fiction. But my guess is those were closer to 5,000 words. Too long for flash fiction. So what is flash fiction all about? For one, flash fiction is … Continue reading Flash Fiction
During NaNoWriMo, I try to participate in writing sprints, short 30 minute periods were everyone just writes and then shares a line of there work. We take a break and then do another sprint. I am always amazed at how many words some writers can get down in those precious 30 minutes. So I was … Continue reading Writing Faster?
I will be the first to admit that English was not my strongest subject is school. In college I majored in the sciences, primarily biology and physics. I started graduate school in microbiology. After 2 years of that I realized the lab bench wasn't for me. I found Library and Information Science my niche. I … Continue reading What I learned writing my first draft
The first draft of a novel is often a jumble of messy scenes, incomplete plot lines, half formed characters, and rough, run-on sentences. However, it is a story, your story, your baby. Sure it needs work, lots of work. I started mine in August last year. Then I participated in NaNoWriMo in November and wrote … Continue reading First Draft