My Writing Process

I often find it helpful to hear other writers talk about how they write. Sometimes it gives me ideas to try to improve my writing efficiency, and it’s encouraging and interesting to get an insight into somebody else’s writing mindset. So, without further ado, here’s how I write.

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Ramble Writing – My Advice to Writers with a Strong Inner Critic

As a writer with an overpowering inner critic, this is the best discovery I’ve made. It’s freed me to be more creative, write more, and think more clearly. Before you run away, I’m not talking about free writing.

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Speculative Fiction v. Literary Fiction – What’s Up with the Literary Snobs?

What’s the deal with literary fiction? That’s a question I asked myself repeatedly for several years, probably up until two or so years ago. Why are sci-fi and fantasy (and other styles of fiction) sometimes looked down on? Also a good question. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts on these topics.

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3 Tools I Use All the Time To Write

Writing can be hard enough without all the various technical distractions or challenges that come alongside as peripheral problems. Here are three tools I use all the time to help me proofread and edit, give me peace of mind, and focus on my writing.

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Stop Saying These Things to Writers | Writing Pet Peeves

We’ve all got those things that people do or say that really annoys us, but we just grin and bear it. And when it comes to writing, all writers have their specific peeves. Here are some of mine.

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You’ve Submitted Your Writing—Now What?

You’ve gone through the difficult process of writing and revising a piece, and you’ve tediously submitted your work for publication. What can you expect when you finally hear back? When can you expect to hear back? How common is rejection?

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Art and Literature vs. Propaganda

I’ve been revisiting an idea that has become somewhat foundational to how I write: art vs. propaganda. It’s a distinction not made enough I think, and it’s one of those distinctions that can be fairly helpful. You may now be asking, What’s the difference between art and propaganda? Does it even matter?

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Editing My Manuscript – Revision Update 1

One project I’ve been attempting to bring to the front burner—giving it much-needed priority—is my manuscript. After finishing drafting it, I’ve moved into the editing stage, bringing on a whole new scope of writing challenges.

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How to Submit Your Writing

Trying to navigate submitting your writing can be wildly overwhelming. What should your cover letter look like? How should you format your writing? What technicalities are you overlooking? What if you don’t get a reply from the journal? How do you even track all the submissions?

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Where Should You Submit Your Writing? (Ultimate Guide part 2)

Last week, I talked about everything you need to know before submitting your writing and where to find some publications. If you missed that post, you can find it here. This week, I’ll talk about how to narrow down your list of publications so you can pick the ones that are best for you and your writing.

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