Writing Consult Update I

I finally selected a piece for the writing consult.  Yay!  All is well with the world. On the submission due date I discover that the manuscript must be double spaced.  (!!!)  My options:  Have the consultant stop reading at the double spaced page limit.  Submit another piece that meets the double spaced page limit. Despite …

Continue reading Writing Consult Update I

Banging out Chapter One

I prefer the title "Writing Chapter One" but that, beautiful people, would be misleading. I've created a chapter from a story told in scenes.  In case you ever need to do the same, I'll let you in on my soon-to-be patented process. Step 1:  Mash up several scenes to include all the stuff you want to introduce …

Continue reading Banging out Chapter One

My First Professional Consultations — Please Vote!

As some of you are aware, I've embarked on a writing venture.  This is my first such venture and I'm realizing that education or training in this area would be beneficial. What is My Training?  None:  I don’t have a degree or certification in Creative Writing, English, Journalism or similar.  I haven't attended any workshops.  I’ve never worked with …

Continue reading My First Professional Consultations — Please Vote!