Writing Advice

For those of you who have read my blog posts in the past, you will probably notice that I rarely, if ever, give writing advice. There are a few reasons for this: the way I write and what works for me may not work for you (the actual action of writing); I know what looks right on the page. I have a pretty decent grasp of grammar and language, however, I am NOT a grammatician nor am I a professor of English to speak as an authority on sentence structure; I am not an expert on the reader’s marketplace. I have a good understanding of what is selling now (easily enough found) and I have some opinions on what might sell down-the-road, but […]

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Get Published Episode 79b – L.E. Modesitt Jr. Part 2

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode79b.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThose of you who listened to episode 79a know that the interview with Lee Modesitt Jr. was cut in half due to length. I didn’t want you to have to wait two weeks for the second half of that interview so you are getting the part ‘b’ of episode 79 a mere week later. However, because it is part ‘b’, this episode will be a bit shorter than usual; I won’t have the normal Tips and Typos section. I hope you don’t mind. Before we get into the show I also wanted to give you all an update on my progress with Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero. I received, what […]

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Beat but not Beaten

I have this tendency to overcommitt myself. Now, if I didn’t care about actually fulfilling my commitments, it wouldn’t be much of a problem. That is not the case, however. When I say I’m going to do something, I do it and try to do it well. That in itself is not a character flaw (as far as I know), but it does tend to wear me down over time. Take Scouts, for example. I love being a Scout leader, but about this time every year I start to get cranky. The craziness of the troop and the lost days and nights every month make me wonder if I really want to do it again next year and please, please, […]

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