Getting Started Here

IMG_0600Let’s Talk About Work…

Hi, everyone (or just one… or nobody… whatever).

Just like most writers, I read a lot. Like – a lot a lot. As a poor writer, I accomplish this in two ways; the library and Kindle Unlimited. My library’s fine (Hi, guys! :::waves:::), but KU just kills me sometimes. Is it really so hard for people to take the time to give their readers a good experience? They need to either hire an editor or get their heads out of their asses and realize that writing is fun… and a lot of damned work.

I’m going to use this blog to talk about the work part of writing; adverb abuse, adjective overload, verbs that are so weak they should be on life support, tightening up sentences, respecting your audience, and a slew of other things.

This isn’t just for self-publishers who can’t afford an editor; it’s also for people who want to give clean copy to an agent or editor.

Why should you listen to me? Well, why the hell not? I do have street-cred, but make up your own mind about me.

Oh, and a warning — I curse. If there’s a word in the English language (a four letter one or not) that will get my point across, I’m damned well going to use it.

 

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2 thoughts on “Getting Started Here

    • It’s perfectly fine for a first draft to be shit. Hell, it’s supposed to be! If I had to worry about all this stuff in my initial writing sessions, I’d never get anything done šŸ™‚ Hopefully, I can help with the clean-up part.

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