The genre I struggle with most

Every writer has their favourite genres to work within. Mine, for example, is fantasy, though I also have a special place in my heart for horror.

But, the flip side of that is we all have genres that we don’t much care for. Genres that we have trouble connecting with when we try to write them, or that we simply don’t enjoy writing.

Or, at least, I do. And I have my suspicions that I’m not alone.

All it takes is one read-through of each of my manuscripts to figure out what that genre is. It’s lacking from every one of them, even the ones that should have some form of it. Stories that have married couples, or friends who believe they could become more.

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Wednesday link: Query letters

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Since I took advantage of the holiday and didn’t post last Wednesday, here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most this week.

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Sunday Update

Well, another week has gone by, and I’m not quite sure how I feel about this last one. I did get quite a bit done, but not as much as what I wanted.

Let’s take a quick look back at last week’s goals, shall we?

  1. Write that new My Thoughts on Writing post–and, if possible, get it posted.
  2. Revise five more chapters of V&L.
  3. Revise 10 printed-off pages of C&C.
  4. Edit those new recipe photos.

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Wednesday links: Brackets, categories and horror caching

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Since I took advantage of the holiday and didn’t post last Wednesday, here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most this week.

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