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Craft

You’ve Written a First Draft…Now What?

Finishing a first draft can be both exciting and terrifying, but it’s worthy of celebration. YOU DID IT! The characters and worlds you’ve spun on the page are a living, breathing story. Go get yourself a glass of something bubbly, I’ll wait. Now here’s the hard truth: When you re-read your manuscript, you’ll find the… Continue reading You’ve Written a First Draft…Now What?

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Craft

How I Became a Better Writer…By Shelving My Manuscript

I think it’s time to redefine our relationship with the shelf. You know the shelf I’m talking about? The one that fills you with dread anytime you think about the heaps of ideas and bundles of manuscripts you’ve sent there to gather dust, their pages growing brittle with age? For a long time, I thought… Continue reading How I Became a Better Writer…By Shelving My Manuscript