Bicycle, Bicycle

Did you have a lovely summer vacation, darlings? Since I finished my thesis and graduated my master's program, I let myself take a break. But now is that important time when we get back on our bikes and zoom, zoom, zoom! The daily habit is the single most important tool at a writer's disposal. A bad … Continue reading Bicycle, Bicycle

Random Round Up w Jobe

Itching for some literary bling? Storiarts has got you covered! Mental Floss has found us this cool editing tool! Try it and see! Dying for the perfect new pair of bookends? Bookriot has got you covered. Sarah Galo at Buzzfeed gives us a reading list of 47 Books for College Grads. Hope you enjoyed this Random Round Up. The … Continue reading Random Round Up w Jobe

Jobe’s November Reads

Howdy Folks! Did you read much during November, or were you too focused writing for Nano? Either way I hope you had a great month and a great holiday. My attempt at Nano this year fell apart since I was working on revising TWO BOOKS (my YA novel in Novel Revision class and my memoir … Continue reading Jobe’s November Reads

Jobe in Search of a Word Counter

Now of course Microsoft Word will tell  you how many words you've got on the page, in the selection, or in the document as a whole. But I don't know how to get it to tell me that I used the word "little" 14 times, or "different" 9 times, unless I specifically search for that … Continue reading Jobe in Search of a Word Counter

Jobe Reflects on Novel Revision

Well I turned in a major novel revision yesterday, folks, and MAN OH MAN was it some hard work. This draft crossed the finish line with only 46k words, 186 pgs, seven chapters of about 25-30pgs ea. I cut roughly 9k words of scenes that didn't work--and that was just the balance after adding in … Continue reading Jobe Reflects on Novel Revision

Jobe’s October Reads

Trimalchio by F. Scott Fitzgerald. An earlier draft of The Great Gatsby. Read for Novel Revision class to compare the two. An interesting look into one writer's process. Now is the Time to Open Your Heart by Alice Walker. Phenomenal book by phenomenal author. Very spiritual. I opted for the audiobook and the voice acting … Continue reading Jobe’s October Reads