Reposted: Critique: How to Use Paragraph Breaks to Guide the Reader’s Experience

Well, readers, my schedule is still full. That means I once again lack a Vocational Vivication of my own to post here. Since I am not sure yet when I will have one or more ready, for now I must eave you in K. M. Weiland's care: Critique: How to Use Paragraph Breaks to Guide … Continue reading Reposted: Critique: How to Use Paragraph Breaks to Guide the Reader’s Experience

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Reposted: 10 Advantages of Writing a Single-POV Story (What I Learned Writing Wayfarer) Email

Well, I'm sorry to say it, readers, but I couldn't get my next Vocational Vivication post up in time for this week. (Hey, they're easier to read than to write! 😉 ) For today I must leave you in K.M. Weiland's capable hands: 10 Advantages of Writing a Single-POV Story (What I Learned Writing Wayfarer) … Continue reading Reposted: 10 Advantages of Writing a Single-POV Story (What I Learned Writing Wayfarer) Email

Reposted – Survey Results: The Pros and Cons of Beta Readers

Unfortunately, circumstances have put my next Vocational Vivication on hold for the time being. In lieu of my own work, I invite you to read this interesting article about Beta Readers:  Survey Results: The Pros and Cons of Beta Readers I conducted a survey via my mailing list asking about people’s experiences with beta readers. … Continue reading Reposted – Survey Results: The Pros and Cons of Beta Readers

Reposted: 4 Things You Should Know Before You Quit Writing Your Novel

I am taking a brief hiatus from writing Vocational Vivications to focus on other work. While I am away, please enjoy Mr. Jenkins' lively article, readers: 4 Things You Should Know Before You Quit Writing Your Novel By Jerry B. Jenkins You began with high hopes. You envisioned a bestseller, imagined touring the country and … Continue reading Reposted: 4 Things You Should Know Before You Quit Writing Your Novel

9 Ways Being a Fan Can Hurt – And Help – Aspiring Authors Learn Their Craft

Previously, this author wrote an article explaining how fan fiction can assist an author in practicing his/her craft. For the aspiring writer, there are many benefits to be found within the genre and/or franchise he enjoys. Through fandom, for instance, beginning authors learn what makes a good story and what makes a poor one. Also, … Continue reading 9 Ways Being a Fan Can Hurt – And Help – Aspiring Authors Learn Their Craft

The 3 Responsibilities All Authors Ought to Keep in Mind

Upon declaring her intention to become a published author someday, one of the questions that this writer always hoped/expected to be asked as a young girl was: “Why do you want to be a writer?” It was a bit disappointing when that question never came – not in the way this author expected or wanted … Continue reading The 3 Responsibilities All Authors Ought to Keep in Mind