I just came across this extremely helpful post by Bryn Donovan--if you've ever found your head spinning when trying to figure out what level of editing your manuscript might need, read on! Hey friends! Before I published my first book with a publisher, I didn’t understand that there are different types of editing. Even if … Continue reading What Is Developmental Editing? — Bryn Donovan
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"I like for (narrators) to have hope--if a friend or a narrator reveals himself or herself to be hopeless too early on, I lose interest. It depresses me. It makes me overeat."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
"I like (narrators) to be mentally ill in the same sorts of ways that I am; for instance, I have a friend who said one day, 'I could resent the ocean if I tried,' and I realized that I love that in a guy."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
"(Narrators) shouldn't be too perfect; perfect means shallow and unreal and fatally uninteresting. I like for them to have a nice sick sense of humor and to be concerned with important things..."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
"I like for narrators to be like the people I choose for friends, which is to say that they have a lot of the same flaws as I. Preoccupation with self is good, as is a tendency toward procrastination, self-delusion, darkness, jealousy, groveling, greediness, addictiveness."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
"Once weaned from the ephemeral craving for TV, most people will find they enjoy the time they spend reading. I'd like to suggest that turning off that endlessly quacking box is apt to improve the quality of your life as well as the quality of your writing."--Stephen King, On Writing
"...if you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects. If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered, anyway."--Stephen King, On Writing