The Ten Questions Every Writer Needs to Ask BeforeThey Hire an Editor or Script Consultant — Part 2

In Part 1, I examined the five essential questions every writer must ask any third-party consultant BEFORE they hire him/her for a freelance position, be that book line editing, developmental editing, story structure help, screenplay writing help, or any generic service related to publishing or the entertainment business. But, as I said in Part 1,…

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The Ten Questions Every Writer Needs to Ask Before They Hire an Editor or Script Consultant — Part 1

Whether you are a screenwriter, novelist, or creative nonfiction author, at one point in every writer’s experience there comes a day when you decide you need help. Maybe the narrative wheels came off the cart, maybe you wrote yourself into a dead end, maybe you found yourself drowning in the story flood plains with no…

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Surviving NaNoWriMo: Or—Maybe Learn Story Structure Instead?

It’s the beginning of October and that means many things: Halloween is right around the corner, Thanksgiving is not far behind that, and NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) begins the day after All Hollow’s Eve! Started back in 1999, in the San Francisco Bay Area, NaNoWriMo’s first “group” was made up of 21 aspiring writers…

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