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After the First Draft – the difference between an edit, revision and re-write
Editing / My Writing Journey

After the First Draft – the difference between an edit, revision and re-write

by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky So, I finished the first draft of Divided Elements last month. And, no, I didn’t celebrate. Which surprised me, because after a year of slaving away to beat this story out of my psyche, I was all kinds of ready to celebrate. But, when you are faced with the final product in … Continue reading

The Quick Six – With CP Patrick
Indie Authors

The Quick Six – With CP Patrick

Welcome to this week’s The Quick Six – an ongoing series of posts, where I interview independent authors on their self-publishing stories, using six quick questions to gain insight into their processes, thoughts and works. This week, I’m interviewing CP Patrick, a fiction and fantasy author hailing from Washington DC, with qualifications in African Studies and Law, and debut author … Continue reading

The Quick Six – with Sara Whitford
Indie Authors

The Quick Six – with Sara Whitford

Welcome to this week’s The Quick Six – an ongoing series of posts, where I interview independent authors on their self-publishing stories, using six quick questions to gain insight into their processes, thoughts and works. This week, I’m interviewing Sara Whitford – a stay-at-home, work-at-home, homeschooling mom living on the North Carolina coast, who also juggles work as a web designer … Continue reading

Understanding Story Structure – Part 2: Macro Structure
Writing Lessons / Story Structure

Understanding Story Structure – Part 2: Macro Structure

by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky Earlier this week I began discussing story structure – looking at the macro structure of entire novels and their component Acts. You’ll remember from the last post that I described story structure as a Russian Doll – the novel structure replicating itself in miniature with each of the smaller dolls it held inside. With … Continue reading

Understanding Story Structure – Part 1: Global Structure
Story Structure / Writing Lessons

Understanding Story Structure – Part 1: Global Structure

by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky If there is one thing you should learn before embarking on writing your first novel, it is story structure. Bookstores and the internet abound with all sorts of guidance on how to structure your novel, build your plot, engineer your story. With all of that information, sometimes it is a good idea to … Continue reading

The Quick Six – Interviewing Indie Authors on their Self-Publishing Journey
Indie Authors

The Quick Six – Interviewing Indie Authors on their Self-Publishing Journey

by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky As you all know, I am keen to self-publish my debut novel, Divided Elements: Resistance. I get a lot of inspiration from other authors who are going down the same path and I thought it would be great if I could tap into (and share) their unique and fascinating forays into the self-publishing world. And so, … Continue reading