Now What?

Posted by Rachel on February 27, 2017 in audience, characters, discovery, editing, how-to, outline, planning, plot, reading, review, structure, writing, writing tips |

The End. Now what? After you’ve finished writing and readers have reviewed your work, it’s time to evaluate the next step. The feedback you’ve received and the criticism of your project will probably be a whole host of things that cause stress and anxiety. Mainly: how do I know what to fix? Interpreting these notes […]


Drafting Guest Post

Posted by Rachel on June 28, 2013 in discovery, how-to, outline, plot, writing |

For today’s blog, I have a guest poster here to discuss drafting! Woo! Angi is an amazing person who tweets some really great tips for other writers as well as some pretty funny stuff! I had the pleasure of reading her story mentioned below before it was out and trust me, you’ll love it! If you enjoy […]


Important Plot Points

Posted by Rachel on May 24, 2013 in ending, how-to, opening, planning, plot, query, writing |

Since I’ve written on this blog before about planning versus pantsing and the benefits / drawbacks of both, this post will be about the specific concerns one should consider while planning. First things first, an outline is different from the plan for your novel. At least to me it is. I see an outline as […]


Writing Metaphors

Posted by Rachel on September 28, 2012 in editing, how-to, planning, reading, writing |

Yeah, this isn’t a post about how to write metaphors. Although that would be a fun topic, huh? I’m talking about the two stages of the writing process that come after your completed draft. It’s easiest to comprehend when thought of as a metaphor, because let’s face it, saying that you’re editing or revising flat […]

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