The Scribophile Writing Blog
by Holly Jennings • 7 comments
Are you involved in your local literary community?
I’m shy. I thought I’d just put it out there. Really very shy. Awkward in social settings. Voted most likely to blush in high school. Painfully self-aware. My other half is the opposite; if it weren’t...
by Justin C. Key • 2 comments
That's the sound of my bubble bursting. Can you hear it?
Feedback can be a killer. Before it, you think you're the best writer in the world. Or, if not that confident, at least you know you're manuscript/story is pure perfection. That's the thing about art....
by Holly Jennings • 6 comments
Exactly what it sounds like.
It's me again. Don't worry, a new blogger is forthcoming and you won't be subjected to me twice a week. Promise. But while I have you, let me take the opportunity to brag about my totally sweet a...
by Holly Jennings • 5 comments
Is it really plot vs. character?
I once conceived of a character I became inexplicably attached to. She was a morose twenty-something named Marie who had a lackluster life, a husband who ignored her, and a bulldog named Professor. I...
by Justin C. Key • 9 comments
I don't need no stinking EDITOR!
Professional editing. A concept that may not even be considered by all beginning writers. It sounds a little invasive at first, having someone go through the entirety of your manuscript, cutting and s...
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