You are going to be perfect

Lissywrites/ July 14, 2014/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

“My mom said I’m going to be…” “My dad said I should…” “My friends say I will…” “Everyone is telling me I should…” “I’m tired of people telling me how I’m going to be and how I should live my life.” Well, I’m going to tell you. You’re gonna be perfect because you are going to become what you want

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What your desk says about you

Lissywrites/ June 30, 2014/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

As a writer, we all have our special place. The place we feel the most creative and inspired, the place where writing is as easy as breathing, and mine just happens to be my desk. This is my desk. My laptop next to my notepad, a cereal bowl, a coke with my name on it, a TV, and if I

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Things Beta Readers Should Know

Lissywrites/ June 2, 2014/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

I’ve already made one post on general beta reading for writers, and now this will be directed at beta readers. If a writer requests a beta reader, that doesn’t mean they will send this first draft to everyone. Often times, I will send it to the first few, then make changes, and send that draft to the next group of beta readers.

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What I learned this week

Lissywrites/ May 20, 2014/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

A lot of publications don’t like fables. A lot of publications are dead and inactive. There aren’t many horror mags/journals. Body horror has no market, apparently. Publishing is damn hard. Self-publishing is looking really good right now. That is all.

How to Format a Manuscript

Lissywrites/ May 16, 2014/ Uncategorized/ 4 comments

There are plenty of guides on how to do this. Plenty to be found on the internet, but a lot of them, I have found, don’t have examples, which I will be sharing with you all today. If you didn’t already know, there is a general consensus on how to format a manuscript, and this has been done since typewriters,

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Writing Goals

Lissywrites/ May 2, 2014/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

With the start of summer break, my new internship, and my job, I’ve had a lot of trouble keeping up with my writing. I’m not going to lie, I’ve been majorly slacking on a lot of things. Sure, I have excuses: Tornadoes ripped through my state and my town, the great snowpocalypse, general anxiety… but writing is something that has

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Beta Readers – The Ultimate Guide for Writers

Lissywrites/ April 18, 2014/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

What is a beta reader? A person who reads a work for context, plot, and continuity. Not to be confused with an EDITOR who looks for mechanical errors as well as context, plot, and continuity. Is usually not paid. Can be done for any piece of writing, including, but not limited to: blog posts, short stories, poems, novels, etc.  

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Happy Birthday! (Thank you!)

Lissywrites/ March 19, 2014/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday, Happy birthday. Dear lord, I’m twenty! It has been a long time, my dear friends! Long time, and no talk. I’ve been writing up a storm, preparing for my internship, getting ready for finals, and working, working, working. At this point, I’m sure all you’ve heard is excuses, excuses, excuses…

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