Bad Writing Advice

No, this post is not going to give writers bad advice. It’s going to talk about all the bad advice writers are getting. Ever since I started publishing novels several years ago, I’ve noticed (via Twitter, blogs, and other sources) the sheer volume of writing advice that’s dispensed online. You know what I’m talking about: “How to Build Your Platform,” “How to Increase Your Twitter Following,” “How to Make Your Writing So Gosh-Darn Good Everyone in Hollywood Will Line Up to Option Your Manuscript-in-Progress.” More often than not, these solicitations come with… Read More

When Success Doesn’t Look Like Your Writing Dream

When Success Doesn’t Look Like Your Writing Dream by Kimberly Mitchell/@KSMitch17 2014 was a tough year for me as a writer. I had a manuscript I had a lot of confidence in and delivered it to my agent early in the year. She loved it and immediately sent it out. I felt like I was walking around with my fingers crossed for months, waiting for an offer. And waiting. And waiting. And then rejections and more waiting. Writers know we’ll encounter rejection. We know it’s all part of the process of honing… Read More