Tag: Writing Mistakes

J: Jumping the Gun

J: Jumping the Gun

When you first finish a first draft, it can be easy to think it’s the best thing in the world. You can’t wait to share it with everyone you know and you immediately set about to editing, announcing to everyone that you’re going to publish this thing and maybe start amassing funds for an editor…

And then you look at the book several months later and you just ask your younger self why you ever thought this was good. And after you’ve bought a gorgeous cover and already hired an editor (not the kind of editor you needed, on top of everything else), you decide this is in absolutely no shape Continue reading “J: Jumping the Gun”

How To Avoid the Dreaded Infodump

How To Avoid the Dreaded Infodump

I was going to post a worldbuilding resource roundup today, but that was going to take too long and I was inspired to write this post last night, so here’s this instead. (The worlbuilding resource roundup will be coming later, I promise.)

Everyone hates info-dumping, right? We don’t want to know all of the characters’ motives right from the get-go, and we don’t Continue reading “How To Avoid the Dreaded Infodump”