You have piles of legal pads filled with cramped, handwritten chapters of yet another unfinished novel. You’ve contemplated torching the pages to save yourself the remorse of years of not doing anything with your writing, but push pause before you light that match. Here are some amazing ways you can recycle your old writing.
Jogging in a day late, but not a word short, let’s have a look at What’s New in our world here at Wrought Iron Reads!
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Hi Sondi, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background? I’m Sondi Warner, ghostwriter turned indie publisher, and I help run a small press called Wrought Iron Reads. I’ve been a writer-for-hire for almost a decade, but last year I took…
I’ve seen a number of authors use flashbacks effectively, and I’ve seen a fair share make the same mistakes I used to make—flashing back merely to hear that mental harp playing. So, I want to help you decide if your narrative needs that italicized backtrack or if you can make better use of the word count in some other way.
I remember walking those narrow aisles, rubbing the glossy spines of and falling hard. I knew I had met The One when I found a thin clapboard book with a teddy bear in a bathtub as the cover art.
As a writer, I know the twenty-first century is short on supply and full of demands, and today’s economy makes it easier than ever to accidentally work yourself into an early grave. Before you put a premature end to the story of your life, you might want to take better care of yourself, and this weekend’s shortlist is dedicated to just that.
Whenever I get too full of myself, a nice big slice of humble pie is on the menu, and I revisit old material to put me back in my place. If you’ve dredged up drafts from the past, then you know what I’m talking about. Sure, sometimes we shock ourselves with our former wit and magnificence, but most often we cringe through every syllable of the re-read. Remember, you used to suck as a writer.