Category Archives: rewriting

Get Off Your Butt and Edit That Thing!

By guest blogger Lois Eighmy I AM A storyteller. Telling stories is what I do, and I love it. I love creating characters and watching how they grow and interact with each other. I rejoice at their successes, and sympathize when they fall. I write all the time as if I’m living life through them…

When to STOP editing

By guest blogger Estrella Azul THERE WAS THIS post that showed up in my Twitter feed one night last week as I was about to go to bed. It was so timely, I just had to read it then and there. As soon as I finished reading, I had to type out a few thoughts….

Getting It Down

By Judy Clement Wall “Shitty First Drafts” is my favorite chapter in my favorite writing book of all time, Anne Lamott’s bird by bird. The book, for those of you who haven’t read it, is equal parts wisdom and neurosis (like most writers I know), and “Shitty First Drafts” was the chapter that spoke most…

“Aussie” Al McCartan – Fear of Writing Success Story

I’VE KNOWN AL for years now, as a Fear of Writing regular and as one of the global friendships I’ve made while doing this work. Al has contributed as a reader on the Articles page at fearofwriting.com and as a mad-keen scribbler during the 10K Day. (He’s famous for launching a 10K Day while everybody…

Writing Dialogue: Don’t Freak Yourself Out

“If you develop your own voice, your characters will inevitably find theirs.” —Lucy (Bang2write) on her blog for screenwriters, Write Here, Write Now RELEVANT TO ALL fiction writers (not just screenwriters), Lucy gives sensible advice on her blog about creating realistic dialogue. I particularly liked her blog post, What Are You Talking About (opens in…