Earlier this week I mentioned that I discovered two cool new things this week. The first was the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme. The second is Unleash Your Story, a fundraising challenge for writers and readers. It’s a read-a-thon, write-a-thon where you set your own goals (not just how much you’ll read and write but also… Continue reading Dig a little deeper
Kat Latham writes sexy contemporary romance, including the London Legends rugby series. With degrees in English lit and human rights, she loves stories that reflect the depth, humor and emotion of real life. She's a California girl living in the Netherlands with her baby girl and British husband.
(Manuscript #1 word count: 53,947) This week I’ve been trying to focus on getting the words down on the page. Not easy with a big self-imposed deadline looming; hubby and I are going to India for two weeks on Friday, and I want to have 60,000 words of my draft done by then. Since I’ll… Continue reading RWA–British style
Questions to ask your manuscript
If you do get a critique partner (or, say, you have a wonderful PhD-candidate husband who’s studying literature and who looks at your last post lamenting the lack of a critique partner, and says in his most sympathetic voice: “I’ll be your critique partner”), what exactly do you get them to comment on? It seems… Continue reading Questions to ask your manuscript
Finding a critique partner
For a while there, I was going great guns. Two thousand, three thousand words in a sitting–man, the words were pouring out. Now, though, they’re more like a trickle. I’ve got 47,054 of them, and that’s only about 50 more than I had two weeks ago. The problem is that I keep reading and re-reading… Continue reading Finding a critique partner