Find Your Motivation for Writing Speculative Fiction

Find Your Motivation for Writing Speculative Fiction

What do you think you haven’t been told about the sometimes called “What-if” stories? Assuming you’ve read the last four segments of Worldly Wise (Welcome Back, BTW!), you already know the basics… or perhaps you already know more. However, if you’re here for the first time, hello there! Welcome to Worldly Wise, where we work… Read more »

#5onFri: Five Ways to Tell Enough without Telling All

#5onFri: Five Ways to Tell Enough without Telling All

There is often a temptation to give your reader more than they really need, or, more importantly, want to know. For example, you describe a garden that is just coming into bloom and then go into minute detail about the flowers and trees. Your description includes the botanical names of three species from one genus,… Read more »

Your Best Writing Goal Based on Your Enneagram Number

Your Best Writing Goal Based on Your Enneagram Number

One of the first things I ask a writer I’m working with is, “When do you want to be done with your book?” Sometimes people have a definite answer: “This year.” Sometimes they look at me and go, “Uhhh…”. The answer depends, of course, on how quickly they write, how much time they have to… Read more »

Kid Lit Craft: Interview with Heather Mateus Sappenfield

Kid Lit Craft: Interview with Heather Mateus Sappenfield

Hello, fellow kid lit writers! This week I have another interview to share with you from the wonderful author Heather Mateus Sappenfield.  About Heather Mateus Sappenfield Heather Mateus Sappenfield loves adventures, especially in the Rocky Mountain landscape that’s been her lifelong home. As part of women’s teams, she’s won 24-hour mountain bike races and road… Read more »

The Copyediting Checklist: A Recipe for Clean, Clear Writing

The Copyediting Checklist: A Recipe for Clean, Clear Writing

The Copyediting Checklist: A Recipe for Clean, Clear Writing  Copyediting is the final step of writing, the one that takes your manuscript from really good to almost perfect. A lot goes into a successful copyedit—it’s more than just a quick spell-check. Today, I’m introducing the copyediting checklist you need to polish a manuscript. What Is… Read more »

Worldly Wise: Create Your World in Six Questions

Worldly Wise: Create Your World in Six Questions

Hello, beautiful people on the internet! Welcome back to Worldly Wise where together we’re going to take the reins of your speculative fiction story and see it to the finishing line. Did any of the book recommendations from last time make it to your TBR Pile? If not, but you still want to explore the… Read more »