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Writing As Resistance

Posted by Rachel on May 17, 2017 in action, characters, current event, emotion, inspiration, plot, teaching, writing |

Since the feeling of helplessness regarding the state of affairs in our world continues to bother a lot of writers, I thought that’s what I’d talk about this week on my li’l ol’ blog here. This isn’t specific to any one problem or any single annoyance *cough*CheetoThunderfucker*coughs* since I feel like this could be applicable […]

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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 […]

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Mastering PitchWars

Posted by Rachel on September 1, 2016 in current event, editing, outline, plot, query, structure, voice, writing, writing tips |

Yay! You’ve won PitchWars! You were chosen by a mentor and everything is awesome, right? WRONG. No, just kidding, it is pretty awesome! But the work has only just begun. There’s two-ish months between now and the showcase and there’s a lot left to do. When I was a mentee in PW14, I honestly had […]

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Rachel Rewrites

Posted by Rachel on July 22, 2016 in discovery, editing, inspiration, outline, planning, plot, structure, writing, writing tips |

Writing is rewriting is rewriting Drafting is great, sure, but editing has always been my favorite part of theĀ  writing process…until recently. With my current project, I encountered my first ever need to *gasp* rewrite. Not write more. Write the same things again, but better. All my editing prior to this was essentially adding meat […]

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