Tag Archives: Revising fiction

REVISING FICTION Workshop

Send to Kindle Ladies and Gentlemen, an announcement: The next online “Revising Fiction” workshop has been scheduled to begin in January 2020 (date TBA) and is now open for registration. This workshop is for writers with a complete draft of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“Revising Fiction” Workshop Scheduled!

Send to Kindle Attention fiction writers: My annual “Revising Fiction” has been scheduled to begin on March 16, 2017, and is now open for registration. For those who are not familiar with it, this intensive online workshop is for writers … Continue reading

Posted in Barbara's workshops, Fiction, Revising fiction, Writing, Writing tips | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Two New Courses Scheduled!

Send to Kindle Attention Fiction Writers: Major announcement! I will be teaching not one but two online Next Level Workshops this fall and winter. The first will be One Good Scene, which will begin on Thursday, November 3, 2016. There’s … Continue reading

Posted in Barbara's workshops, Craft, Next Level Workshop, Writing tips | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Revising Fiction

Send to Kindle Ladies and Gentlemen, an announcement: The next online “Revising Fiction” workshop has been scheduled to begin on August 13 and is now open for registration. This workshop is for writers with a complete draft of a novel … Continue reading

Posted in Barbara's workshops, Craft, Editing, Next Level Workshop, Revising fiction, Writing | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

The Dreaded Silence: How I Nearly Gave Up Writing

Send to Kindle I’m delighted to welcome Jenny Elliott to In Cold Ink. Jenny is the author of SAVE ME, a delightful blend of paranormal and romance. She’s also a lovely person and, I’m proud to say, a former student … Continue reading

Posted in Barbara's workshops, Craft, Interviews, Submitting, the writing life, Writing tips | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

An Overnight Success In Four Years

Send to Kindle    It’s been a while since my last post, due to a combination of issues. I had a “quick, easy” medical procedure that turned out to be quick and easy for the doctor, while carving a month … Continue reading

Posted in Craft, Interviews, Mainstream publishing, Submitting, the writing life, Writers | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Editing: Brain Surgery for Writers

Send to Kindle   If you needed brain surgery, how much time would you invest in searching for the right brain surgeon? Knowing that outcomes vary, experience and dexterity matter, competence is paramount, and an incompetent practitioner can leave the … Continue reading

Posted in Editing, Editors, Revising fiction, Self-publishing, Writers, Writing tips | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Rejection: Good for the Writer’s Soul?

Send to Kindle   There’s a schism in the writing world. Messianic advocates of self-publishing tout its benefits; skeptical opponents counter with the lack of all the services provided by publishers. As a novelist, blogger, and former literary agent, I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Rejection, Revising fiction, Self-publishing, Submitting, the writing life, Writers | Tagged , , , | 21 Comments

Completing the Circle: From Idea to Book to Audience

Send to Kindle If you’ve ever gone to a writers’ conference, chances are you’ve met Elizabeth Lyon. As the author of half a dozen widely-read guides to the craft and business of writing, including The Sell Your Novel Took Kit: … Continue reading

Posted in Craft, Digital publishers, Editing, Editors, Interviews, Mainstream publishing, Self-publishing, Writing tips | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

Publish AND Self-Publish: an Interview with Bestselling Author Lorraine Bartlett

Send to Kindle I’ve got a delightful surprise today: an interview with one of the savviest writers I know, Lorraine Bartlett. Lorraine writes fiction under several names, including Lorna Barrett. If you don’t already know her work, waste no time! … Continue reading

Posted in Craft, Interviews, Mainstream publishing, Revising fiction, Self-publishing, Writing tips | Tagged , , , , , , | 29 Comments