Here Be Dragons

Here Be Dragons

You’ve probably heard the story before. Ancient mapmakers painted in mountains, rivers, bodies of water, and all that they knew on their maps, but the information was always limited. At some point there would be lands or waters beyond which they had no idea what they...

The difference between the right word
and the almost-right word is really a large matter—
’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.

—Mark Twain

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Write. Start writing today. Start writing right now. Don’t write it right, just write it—and then make it right later. Give yourself the mental freedom to enjoy the process, because the process of writing is a long one. Be wary of “writing rules” and advice. Do it your way.

―Tara Moss

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What’s your writing process?

This reminded me very much about how I got started writing. Check out what he has to say about the process. What I really like is that he goes so old school with his organization. Sometimes it’s important to be tactile like this in your process. What’s...
The 7 benefits of good editors (part one)

The 7 benefits of good editors (part one)

What good is an editor? I hate to admit it, but even as an editor and writer myself, I think it’s a valid question. Editors are expensive. In the overall process of traditional publishing, I wouldn’t be surprised if the editorial portion of the cost of a book didn’t...

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