Tag: novel writing

Top 10 Tips for New Novel Incubator Students

Note: Except for posts from occasional guest bloggers, Dead Darlings posts are written by graduates of Grub Street’s Novel Incubator program in Boston. To find out more about the program, click here. This advice is poorly timed because the “new”…

What You Can Take With You

When you move cross-country, the last box you will pack is your writing box, because it is both the easiest and the hardest to do. It is the only box you clearly label on all sides, just the one word,…

Missing Scenes

Sometimes when I’m working through a revision, I realize I haven’t given an event or a character proper consideration. The book suffers because I’ve buried in ‘telling’ certain events and characters who should have been ‘shown’ in scene. These are…

Writing Who You Know

Instead of writing what you know, have you ever written who you know? My as yet unpublished novel, You Can See More From Up Here, emerged from that impulse. I wanted to base a novel on my childhood, specifically, my relationship…