I DON’T mean to add to the bitterness and despair of the Writing Community, but I have a bone to pick with this place. I’m starting to think it’s no community at all but rather a crowded street where the best interactions feel like calling out across the crowd and the average interaction is getting … Continue reading Writing Community or Writing Crowded Street?
This is the ultimate phrase, isn’t it? I remember hearing it over and over in grade school; I remember seeing it scrawled in red pen throughout my college papers. Why is this so hard, and what can we do to improve upon it? This topic was actually requested by a Twitter friend. I promise to … Continue reading Show, Don’t Tell
Deep breath. I can’t believe the time is finally here. I am not screaming this, it’s coming out in a calm elation, a wave of unexpected, joyous peace. Something you may not know about me - I love gift giving. I remember the first time I got a one hundred dollar bill, I think I … Continue reading The Big 10k Giveaway Winner and Other News
I would say I’m going to get so much done tonight. I would say the words are going to flow freely. I would say my mind is teeming with ideas, and they are going to race to the page to see who can get used first. I would say it hasn’t been a long day. … Continue reading I Would, But I Can’t
This, of course, is the million dollar question. How do I write? How do I write well? How do I write like a real writer? I am going to do my best to explain how to become a real writer over these next few paragraphs, though I am afraid it won't be exactly as you … Continue reading How Do I Write Like a Writer?
Why do we write? That is a very open ended question with answers that are unique to each individual. Some write to tell the story, some to evoke a response, some to pass the time, and of course, there is always the lingering thought, “One day I could be rich and famous.” But really, why … Continue reading The Heart of the Matter
I am thrilled to announce this partnership. Tory is such an amazing person and has such a wonderful soul. I am very happy to work with her on all of your projects. With eager eyes, we will go through your words and help them sing. A lot of you know I authored Blood Drops, but … Continue reading Who Is This WB, and Why Do I Want Her To Read My Book?
I HAVE a lot of work to do this morning, but a couple things are on my mind and I need to peel them off before they suck out my brains. Please don't be offended by any of this as it is not my intention. I just need to clear up a few things. 1) … Continue reading I Need to Clear Up a Few Things
I WANT to take a moment to highlight the beta reading group I created in case you haven't heard of it. It's called Writing Community Readers and can be found on Twitter at @ReadersWriting. If you're planning on beta reading a manuscript, you and the author should take advantage of what this group offers--all you'll … Continue reading Writing Community Readers
WELL HELLO, everybody. My name is Tory and this is my very first blog entry. If you're reading this I'm sure you're familiar with my frantic and neurotic tweets, my overuse of heart emojis, and what I'm sure you characterize as an obsession with author WB Welch and her collection of short stories, Blood Drops. … Continue reading Why You Should Read Blood Drops by WB Welch