Why YOU Should Join A Critique Group, You Arrogant SOB

I was an arrogant writer when Savvy Stories came out. Still am. You have to have an ego to put out a book and expect strangers to spend money on it – and enjoy it and not return it and not laugh at you and not… You get the idea. I laughed when I wasContinue reading “Why YOU Should Join A Critique Group, You Arrogant SOB”

Part 4: You Have To Be Willing To Put Yourself Out There As An Author

On Sunday, we broached the idea of putting yourself out there as an author, https://savvystories.wordpress.com/?p=741 and on Monday and Tuesday we discussed ways to do it. Today we conclude with some of the hows and whys. I understand the dilemma. You don’t feel like you have friends you can ask that stuff to. Well, ifContinue reading “Part 4: You Have To Be Willing To Put Yourself Out There As An Author”

Part 3: You Have To Be Willing To Put Yourself Out There As An Author

On Sunday, we broached the idea of putting yourself out there as an author, https://savvystories.wordpress.com/?p=741 and on Monday we started discussing ways to do it. Today we continue with that. . Now, how do you go about making sure it reads as sentimental and not crude? First, try to write it that way, so anyContinue reading “Part 3: You Have To Be Willing To Put Yourself Out There As An Author”

Part 2: You Have To Be Willing To Put Yourself Out There As An Author

Yesterday we discussed how you have to put yourself out there as an author. https://savvystories.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/you-have-to-be-willing-to-put-yourself-out-there-as-an-author/   Today we pick up where we left off. . It’s scary to put yourself out there! So what do we do? We pull back. We play it safe. We make sure NOBODY could think that I the author wouldContinue reading “Part 2: You Have To Be Willing To Put Yourself Out There As An Author”

You Have To Be Willing To Put Yourself Out There As An Author, part 1.

    WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE AND ADULT SITUATIONS that I know some of you will be offended by; that is not my intent, so if swear words and premarital sex and things like that bother you, please stop reading now. You’re welcome back next time but there’s no point in offending you.Continue reading “You Have To Be Willing To Put Yourself Out There As An Author, part 1.”

Fresh Eyes: What you catch the second time

Fresh eyes are what you have when you read something the first time. Not something you’ve written, but something else. When you write, you have to wait a while to regain fresh eyes for your own piece – and even then it won’t be 100%. (We had some other editing-type suggestions here https://savvystories.wordpress.com/2015/05/03/never-edit-blindly/) When youContinue reading “Fresh Eyes: What you catch the second time”

Authors Don’t Know What They’re Doing

I can’t tell you how many posts and articles I’ve read by established authors who make a living writing books who basically say they don’t know what they’re doing. Wendig just did it again, and he does it a lot. Stephen King did it in On Writing. Did what? Made the statement that they prettyContinue reading “Authors Don’t Know What They’re Doing”