After 6 embarrassing years and a graveyard of unfinished WIPs, I finally finished my first draft today! Yes, that's right. It actually took me the better half of a decade to finish a measly first draft that barely clocks in at 40k words. I blame my perfectionism and Netflix.
A writer is a rare creature to encounter in the wild, away from their natural habitat of soft blankets and hot tea. During our expedition into the secret world of these wordsmiths, we've identified seven different types of writers. Which one are you?
After blogging for a grand total of one month, I've decided to dish out advice literally no one asked me for. So buckle in while we run through seven of the most essential blogging tips & tricks I stole from other bloggers' posts of the exact same topic!
Welcome to back another session of Hack Writers Anonymous with our resident literary genius, Cordelia von Smutt! This week's questions address writer laziness, pop psychology, and YA fiction priorities.
So you waited until the last week of March to realize Camp NaNoWriMo is almost upon us. Have no fear! With these crappy last-minute tips and tricks, you'll have a half-way decent outline, a one-dimensional cast of characters, and a somewhat coherent plot!
We loved them. We hated them. Some of them, we didn't even read. Here's a collection of the typical assigned reading list we all got for high school English.
Welcome to Hack Writers Anonymous! This is a safe and judgement-free zone where hacks like you and me are free to ask our most pressing writing questions to our resident literary genius, Miss Cordelia von Smutt.