The Writing Process: Part III – Completing the Manuscript

This is the third part of a four-part series on my writing process, from brainstorming to editing. You can read Part I (Brainstorming) and Part II (Outlining) here. Coming soon: Part IV (Editing). In this article, I’m not going to address the mechanics of writing, as there are plenty of better-qualified sources on that. This post is really about[…]


Brilliance from writer A.L. Kennedy on the Secret Joy of Distraction which pretty much sums up my current state of mind: . . . It may be that we now know how we staggered to the end of the previous books– but that doesn’t mean we’ll have a clue whether we’ll navigate this one to[…]

Great post on YA/MG writing

Lucienne Diver posted a great blog yesterday on writing for the young adult and middle grade markets… Now, at the Willamette Writers Conference, I heard more young adult and middlegrade pitches than ever before. I sincerely hope this is because these arethe stories calling to the writers and not that they’ve decided to jump into[…]

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