How You Know It’s Time To Ditch A Story Idea

One of the hardest things to do is give up on a writing project. Especially if that project is something you have poured your time and soul into. Generally I don’t encourage writers to abandon their projects. You should “finish your shit,” as Chuck Wendig says. You learn a lot by completing an entire project. (If… Continue reading How You Know It’s Time To Ditch A Story Idea

Copy Editing vs. Editing Your Story, or Two Types of Close Reading

Last week I started a new job as a copy passer — that is, a proofreader or essentially a copy editor. At the same time, I’ve been using my free time to edit the novel I wrote back in November of 2015. The more I worked on these projects side-by-side, the more I realized: Though what I’m doing… Continue reading Copy Editing vs. Editing Your Story, or Two Types of Close Reading