I work as a social media specialist (among other things), and like every job you can do from home, that also gives people the impression that 'it's not like you're doing anything', or 'it's just you browsing Facebook', it can have minor setbacks. So let's see. Freelancers get the most shit from people, because: It's… Continue reading Clients From Hell
After I stepped into the writing world, I learned a huge number of things about the industry, the authors, Amazon and... reviews. I spent hours browsing for my peers' work, reading review after review, and honestly, most of the time, I felt kind of confused and with a single question dancing in my head: Why… Continue reading Writing A Good Review
1. How to write when you have other things to do: - Whine about having other things to do. - Write. 2. How to write when your house is a mess: - Sit in middle of mess. - Write. 3. How to write when you have people over: - Let people talk. -Write. 4. How… Continue reading How To Write When Other Things Are Happening
Okay, after a short while in the writing community, I am really grateful about how much I learned. I learned about myself, my writing habits, my writing mood and what interests me. I learned not to accept every possible manuscript exchange for an honest review. I learned new fancy writing words. And many more I… Continue reading Things that suck in the Writing Community, or Why we are all dicks with self-promotion.
This post was originally published on Writing About Writing, May 6th, 2014I like to believe that I am days away from finally wrapping up my manuscript (which doesn’t include pulling my hair over the right cover art, possible excruciating dilemmas about whether a book trailer is necessary, and also struggling night after night for a perfect synopsis).… Continue reading What I Learned From Writing My First Novel
You write and edit, and re-write and nibble on your nails, and then add and edit again, and you publish, and some time later, the first review arrives. It's a wonderful feeling when someone you really don't know likes your book. You don't even know what they look like, they don't know you, don't know… Continue reading The feeling when you get the first review
STUFF YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR BROKEN-HEARTED FRIEND The shiny, magenta letters on my computer screen composed the title of an article that was supposed to inspire me how to get my friend out of the house, after her boyfriend of a hundred years told her he didn’t want to get back together. A week… Continue reading Book Excerpt: Chapter 11: STUFF YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR BROKEN-HEARTED FRIEND
Well, okay, the first draft. Because however much in love I am with what it looks like now, it will need change. Butchering. Adding. Hating. And loving again.But the feeling is simply incredible. Exhilarating. It's 3 a.m where I am and I can't get used to the fact that I don't have a Word document… Continue reading Finished!
So this is new. I've been writing my whole life, but I didn't expect this. A story I began, started to develop into a novel, without me knowing. It wasn't my fault! Is it normal to wake up with it and go to bed with it? Is it normal to speak your characters' dialogues while… Continue reading Writing. A. Novel.