It seems the last time I posted the three best posts of the month was June, so I'm a little behind. (It suits me fine to have some admin to do this today because I'm suddenly playing "catch up" and "get ahead" simultaneously as I realized with a that's-not-a-moon horror that a trip with my nanny clients and the kids to Disneyland that was "sometime in October" was this weekend. I swear my mental calendar still thinks it's late September.
In any case, these are the titles that will be going on to fame and glory in the Greatest Hits Menu.
The Buy-Me-Lunch Answer About My Sexuality
Based on an earlier post about my gender, this one was wildly popular.
Types of Editing (Basics)
There's more than one type of editing, and a lot more than just proofreading.
Farewell to a Friend, New Schedules, And Random Assorted Things (Personal Update)
A very sweet girl left us in July.
There's a history to this word, but not everyone knows it.
Proposal vs. Proposition
They're similar words but there IS a difference.
The Lesser Writer (Mailbox)
"In the hands of a lesser writer...." Wait what if I'M that lesser writer?
Honorable Mention (Missed 3rd place by four pageviews)
The Elders Did It (I Am the Night)
There are some characters that are always going to be better at some things. So how does a writer incorporate that into storytelling?
Writing Query Letters (The Very Basics)
How does one write a query letter?
Writing in Grief
Why September got a little weird (and honestly I'm still catching up)
Small Press or Agents First
Should I be sending my stuff to agents or small presses first?
How being a writer helped me rewrite a sexist trope...for real. [Edit 3 (7/25/13): I speak to some of the more common comments, questions,...
Well....it finally happened. My "can't even" about the comments on my Facebook page went from figurative to literal. At o...
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