Tag Archive | editing

Awesome First Lines

Originally posted on Romance Done Write:
So this is for all my writers. Check out Chuck Wendig’s blog post about hooking readers with a killer first line and how important it is. I gotta agree. What’s even better he’s opened up the comments for writers to post their first line and let others chime in…

I Spy, With My Two Fly Eyes, Something . . .

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Fly on the Wall.” If you could be a “fly on the wall” anywhere and at any time in history, where and when would you choose? On a serious note:

“When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.” —Stephen King, WD

Speak Up! Friday Quotes (9)

“Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. “Like a city with breached walls is a man without self-control” (Proverbs 25:28 ISV). “So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a […]



That moment when someone steals your work and gets credit for it. That moment when you miss a deadline. That moment when you submit your work early (for once in your life).

Inspiration Point

“Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say” (Raymond Chandler). “When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his […]

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on” (Louis L’Amour).

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on” (Louis L’Amour).

Had to share this!