My first solo publication!

I can't believe it: I've finally published a story on my own! I've wanted to 'get myself out there' in my own right for a while now. Don't get me wrong: I love being part of anthologies and will continue to do that. But I also wanted to be an author publishing in my own... Continue Reading →

Today I Learned That Not Everyone Has An Internal Monologue And It Has Ruined My Day.

I thought everyone had an internal dialogue too. An interesting blog

Inside My Mind

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_13d2My day was completely ruined yesterday when I stumbled upon a fun fact that absolutely obliterated my mind. I saw this tweet yesterday that said that not everyone has an internal monologue in their head. All my life, I could hear my voice in my head and speak in full sentences as if I was talking out loud. I thought everyone experienced this, so I did not believe that it could be true at that time.

Literally the first person I asked was a classmate of mine who said that she can not “hear” her voice in her mind. I asked her if she could have a conversation with herself in her head and she looked at me funny like I was the weird one in this situation. So I began to become more intrigued. Most people I asked said that they have this internal monologue that is running…

View original post 574 more words

What amount of research goes into writing fiction? Don’t we just make it all up anyway? #AmWriting #AmReading

I can relate to the need to research

D.E. Haggerty

Readers (and friends and acquaintances and strangers you meet during tennis matches) often have ‘funny’ ideas about what it’s like to be a fiction writer. These ideas are mostly so far off base it isn’t even funny (No, actually, I don’t spend the entire day staring at my screen trying to think up things to do!). Take researching a novel as an example. Most readers understand that writing historical fiction involves hours and hours of researching. But what about chick lit or other guilty pleasure type novels? Surely, no research or perhaps only a bit of research is required to write one of those? Um, no. I think most readers would be shocked by the amount of research writers put into their writing. (Of course, there are always exceptions. I, for one, almost never read a novel with a hero or heroine who is a lawyer as most writers have…

View original post 395 more words

How many blogs to publish and when?

Featured Image for the whole post by Werner Moser from Pixabay  I bet I'm not the only one who decided on 31st December 2019 that they were going to make changes, improvements and commitments. As usual, one of mine was to improve my blog posting in both content and regularity. And yet—here it is, 15th... Continue Reading →

Here we go again: NaNoWriMo 2019

  I love National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Every November writers worldwide are encouraged to get 50,000 words of a writing project done. No need to worry about editing or getting it exactly right -- just get it done! This year is my third NaNoWriMo. 2017 - saw Passage to a New Life take shape... Continue Reading →

Pitch (More like a Friendship) Wars

An approach to Pitch Wars from author Rebecca Chaney

Rebecca Chaney

Hi all,

So this week, after much umm’ing and ah’ing, I decided to submit my middle grade manuscript to Pitch Wars.

For those unaware, Pitch Wars is a mentoring program where mentors select a writer and work with them over a three month period, offering suggestions to improve their manuscript, query letter, and pitch for a subsequent agent showcase event. More details of the program can be found here.

I’ll be honest, I was undecided about entering this program for the reason most writers hesitate: lack of belief that my writing is good enough. But that is also why I DID want to enter. What I do believe in is my story’s (and my writing’s) potential. I’m just not sure how to reach it. I know my story is not where I want it, but I’m not sure how to get it there.

There are two more reasons I decided…

View original post 270 more words

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑