Inspiration and Focus, Personal Posts, Writing Tips

We Need Diverse Books

I’ve been reading a lot of articles lately about the need for diverse characters in fiction. I wholeheartedly agree that it seems like mainstream fiction focuses on the same types of individuals. But I’ve noticed a lot of people who talk about diversity center their concern on the fact that it’s very rare to find… Continue reading We Need Diverse Books

Editing, Guest Posts, Writing Tips

Top Five Editing Problems in Indie Books and How to Avoid Them

Today's post is a guest blog from the lovely Sarah Liu, fellow writer and freelance editor! As the title suggests, she's going to chat about five common editing problems, and how to avoid them. Hi all! I’m Sarah, and I’m an editor who works a lot with indie novels. Claerie invited me onto her blog to… Continue reading Top Five Editing Problems in Indie Books and How to Avoid Them

Writing Techniques, Writing Tips

Wrangling the Dangler: Unresolved Plots

There are many things that can dangle on the grammatical side of writing: participles, prepositions at the end of sentences, fragments, the list goes on. But one that most writers forget about is the dangling plot line. In a story, every scene, discussion, and decision a character makes or is a part of must impact… Continue reading Wrangling the Dangler: Unresolved Plots