Every writer must seek honest feedback on their work if they want to improve. Period.
I see the same question posted all the time in various Facebook writing groups: Where can I find people to read/critique my writing?
Some may decide to hire professional editors, but this approach is cost prohibitive for most of us, especially in the early stages of our writing career. Luckily, there is a wonderful alternative called Scribophile.
Writing is not easy, but having the right tools for the job can make it a lot less painful. While it’s true that you can get by with a pen, paper and basic word processor, there are other writing tools that can improve your:
- social media engagement;
- organization; and
- overall enjoyment of the process.
Here are 6 must-have writing tools that can help you reach your goals. […]
I am a reformed closet writer. When I began writing, I didn’t tell anyone other than my husband. It took more than a year for me to tell my close family and friends. After that, it took another year and a half for me to share this news publicly. Why is it that so many writers want to keep this passion a secret? […]
All of my favourite teen movies/tv shows/books have one thing in common: swoon-worthy love stories. I explain why I love teen fiction so much here, and now I want to share some of my favourite teen romances.
This is my list of Best Fictional Teen Couples, in no particular order. […]
This month, I was able to attend my very first writing workshop. In a way, registering for it was my way of proving to myself that I was a real writer instead of simply pretending to be one. It was called “The Insider’s Guide to Writing and Publishing for Young Readers”. What an experience!!! I’m excited to share some of the highlights from this 3-day event. […]
I used to be somewhat embarrassed about liking YA. Teen books were supposed to be just for teens, right? WRONG. These days I’m reading almost exclusively from the Young Adult section, and I make no apologies for it. I love these stories so much, I’m even crazy enough to try and write one of my own. Here are 5 reasons why this category has taken over my bookshelves. […]
I have wanted to write a novel for as long as I can remember. I got my first taste of publication when my grade 3 English teacher recommended that one of my stories be included in the school paper. In my world at that time, this was the equivalent of being handed a Pulitzer. […]