Special thanks to @JPGarlandAuthor for directing me to “A Consciousness of Reality” by W.H. Auden (Feb. 27, 1954 via The New Yorker) which inspired the following: It strikes me how conflicted we become when there is great tension between our inspiration and the circumstances we feel a civic duty to pay attention to. And this … Continue reading Does writing fiction matter during a pandemic? Yes.
By: Jaime Dill As soon as schools start wrapping up and ice cream parlors reopen doors, I want one thing only-- to read a beachy, summer romance. It's horribly cliche and extra funny given the fact that I rarely read romance novels. Yet, here I am, finished with Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton and craving … Continue reading Listen to your heart- a case for following your writer instincts
Manuscript formatting can be a pain—especially if you wait until your work is complete before bothering with it. This can be a temptation, but preparing your document before you begin to write will save you time and headache later. More than this, agents and publishers will likely take you seriously if you present to them … Continue reading How to Properly Format Your Manuscript