I don't want you to stress about revision. I don't want you to because I already do, and it's way too much for anyone's good. You can come up with all the formulas and processes and formalities you like (and trust me, I've got a pile of Lyn's Rules for Revision, and … [Read more...] about Revision Is Like a Cat
Ever give someone feedback--nicely said, constructively given, solicited, in the appropriate context--and someone still gets mad? Mad because they didn't think of it themselves? Cold and resentful because they suddenly aren't the smartest person in the room? Ever ask for … [Read more...] about Why Do You Assume You’re the Smartest in the Room?
There's no motivation like real, red-blooded beta readers to make you dive back into a manuscript and rip it up. The beginning dragged, a couple readers said. I dispensed with the first chapter and wrote another. No one uses the word "frosh," said a couple others. I hit … [Read more...] about Bless You, Beta Readers