4th Quarter 2019 Writing Goals

It’s October and time to blog my fourth quarter writing goals . . . because nothing says PRESSURE and ACCOUNTABILITY like announcing to God and the whole world what your goals are. But first, what were the wins and losses for my 3rd quarter goals? 1. Finish another draft of of my WIP Manor House … Continue reading 4th Quarter 2019 Writing Goals

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One Sentence Reviews: My 3rd Quarter 2019 Reads

If you want to be a writer, you have to be a reader. Here are the fiction and nonfiction books I’ve read this quarter with my corresponding stabs at coherent, one-sentence reviews. (I’ll try not to cheat and string a bunch of sentences together with and!) The Genius of Solitude by William Alger is a … Continue reading One Sentence Reviews: My 3rd Quarter 2019 Reads

How to Find the Typical Word Count for Your Genre

Let’s say I want to write a creature feature novel, because who doesn’t?:-) I dig up a few contemporary comp titles. Reddit is good for stuff like that, but also Goodreads, BookRiot, book blogs, and your own reading. I came up with the following creature features: The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn Overlord by … Continue reading How to Find the Typical Word Count for Your Genre