The Thursday article series will focus on reviews of different resources that have benefited me as a self-taught emerging writer.
Month: June 2020
Book Review: On Writing
This is first in WBD history - the premier non-fiction book review. When I got serious about my writing this year (a resolution you can read about here) I devoured online content about writing. We live in an amazing time. What writing-on-their-lunch-break rags-to-riches writing story 20 years ago could have a virtual college writing course … Continue reading Book Review: On Writing
Less Is More – Remove to Improve
Wherever you are in your journey, know that you're not alone, that it's ok if you're not proud of your first effort. You have the power to make it better. It may be that all you need to do is cut.
Book Review: 1945
I had a phase once upon a time where I consumed the works of Jeff Sharra and David Liss, both of whom delve deep into history or historical settings and twist until all the drama is wrung out. This week’s book does not have the heavy depth of research of a Sharra or the character … Continue reading Book Review: 1945
The Tension of Craft vs Career
I want to contrast two trends of advice for aspiring authors like me, and, if you are reading this blog, like you: the tug-of-war between the craft-focused and career-focused mentality.