How To Save a Fizzled First Draft

Last year, I ‘won’ NaNoWriMo, but my story had veered off course. I tried to push through to an ending, but by the end of March, it was so far off from where I wanted it to be, I knew I was fighting a losing battle.

Now, not all stories that go off course are wrong. Sometimes the story takes the lead and brings you to better things than you ever expected.

But, for me? This wasn’t the story I wanted to tell.

So, I set it aside, polished some rough drafted short stories, beta-read for some friends, and read a lot of books. I gave my story breathing room to percolate in my head and I waited til now to pull this technique out of my toolbox.

Author Spotlight: Alma Alexander

Today’s Author Spotlight guest is Alma Alexander!

Duchess of Fantasy (there’s a True Story…), writer of literary fantasy and science fiction, creator of worlds.

She’s sharing writing tips and more!

Week In Review: October 1st

Making sure you never miss a blogpost, podcast, video, or event with Morgan at it!

This week, I’m sharing the why I ❤ writing, how I almost flubbed my logline, livestreamed query rewrites w/my friend Patrick, and an interview with emerging Portuguese SciFi author Bruno Martins Soares!

Check out this week’s round up!

Author Spotlight: AJ Super

Today’s Author Spotlight guest is AJ Super!

A creator of universes, a destroyer of worlds, a leader of fanatics, a killer of men, a healer, a composer, a magician… A WRITER.

She’s sharing writing tips and more!