Plotting Help for NaNoWriMo

This post is for all the NaNo Word Warriors attempting to write a novel in November. Even if you’ve already started your book, it’s not too late to apply a quick and dirty plotting method to your story to make sure you end up with a tight manuscript, not a prosaic exploration of mood (unless that’s what you’re…

“Great Beginnings” Editing Special – 5 pages for $10

Since February is the month of amore, I thought I’d show some love for writers and readers by running a special every week for the next four weeks. I hope you’ll check back from time to time and see what’s happening. Week One – (now until Feb. 8th*) – Great Beginnings Just like romantic relationships, stories should begin with an enticing promise…

Choosing and Working With a Ghostwriter

I’m currently ghostwriting a project for a client and thought I’d share some quick tips on selecting and working with someone like me. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, Wikipedia defines it as follows: “A ghostwriter is a writer who writes books, articles, stories, reports, or other texts that are officially credited to another person.” First, let’s look…

You Might Need an Editor If…

Originally posted on Space City Scribes:
by Monica Shaughnessy I love Jeff Foxworthy. Since I grew up redneck, I always find his humor to be spot-on and terribly funny: So when it came time for me to do this post, I just had to use a writerly version of his now-famous routine. Without further delay, I give you…