It is said that Horace was a great man who lived a simple life. He was at home among the rural shrines that dotted country roads outside Rome. His ideal of simplicity was summed up in his shrewd advice to young writers. Be brief. More ought to be scratched out than left. – Horace
Just a reminder: A manuscript not submitted is a book not published.
This is something I rarely do, but this afternoon I’m going to share a link with you. I’m not going to rattle on about why you should follow the link and read the content, just trust me and do it! Writer, This is Your Job What are your thoughts?
You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair – the sense that you can never completely put on the page what’s in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names. You … Read moreQuote: Approach
You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success – but only if you persist. Isaac Asimov … Read moreQuote: Persist
Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. ~Author Unknown
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. – Thomas Jefferson
I haven’t wanted to write since last November. In fact, I felt so disconnected from the craft that I decided to give up on it. However, I’m involved in an anthology and the story to be included in that [strong]must[/strong] be edited. Last weekend, I sat in front of my computer – on one screen … Read moreIs This a Breakthrough?