Prepublishing, Tips & Tricks

Chapter Breaks & Scene Breaks

Knowing when to take a break is an important aspect in writing. Short stories do not have chapters, but they have scene breaks. Novellettes to novels have chapters and can have scene breaks. But what are these? As readers, we understand chapters. They act like stop signs, allowing us to breathe. As writers it's obvious… Continue reading Chapter Breaks & Scene Breaks

Tips & Tricks

Writer’s Block

We’ve heard about it, many complain about it, and others ask for advice on how to overcome it. It is the crutch and the sucker punch of writers everywhere. It’s called writer’s block. Writer’s block is all in your head. Hold up on the tar and feathers and let me explain. There isn’t just one… Continue reading Writer’s Block

Prepublishing, Tips & Tricks, Traditional

What Is Self-Editing

Self-editing gets thrown around, but what exactly is self-editing? We recognize it and define it in our own way. It seems logical, but for many, they don’t know where to begin or what it all entails. Each read through when we self-edit should focus on specific aspects. Structure Structure involves plot pacing and believability Readability… Continue reading What Is Self-Editing