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
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
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
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
Last year, two posts about the proper use of punctuation marks appeared here and here at Song. In the second article this author discussed the correct exercise of commas. The dissertation went on for so long that she needed to stop before wearing herself and her readers out. A promise was made to return to … Continue reading The Capricious Comma Returns!
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
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