​​​Kathryn Craft author

For a comprehensive list of posts at each site where I've been a contributor:

  • The Blood-Red Pencil (includes "Busted—An Author Caught Doing Something Right" and "Countdown to a Book")
  • Writers in the Storm, "Turning Whine into Gold." Click here (older posts) and here (newer posts).
  • Writer Unboxed, "Mad Skills"
The 7 Deadly Sins of Self-Editing, co-authored with Janice Gable Bashman, Writer's Digest
Memoir of a Book Deal
What a Freelance Editor Can Do For You
Gag Your Characters—and Free Your Dialogue
Finding the Right Agent, interviewing my own agent Katie Shea
Pitching to Agents: How to Throw a Fiction Fastball
The Art of Writing/Science of Finishing Pt 1 & 2, with Molly Cochran
Why Novelists Should Write Flash
Creative. Period.
Got Rhythm?
Tips for Self-Editing Burnout
How to Spotlight Important Prose
5 Self-Defeating Recession Behaviors
Ten Affirmation to Bolster Optimism
Critique Speak
Crafting the Bones, Part 1 and Part 2
How to Earn Your Info Dump
The Art of Chaptering
Orchestrating Characters
Combining Characters
The Plot that Swam Away
When to Let Your Inspiration Go
She Aims the Gun as She Edits
Multiple Modifiers: A Portal to Deeper Characterization
5 Steps to Surviving an Edit
Writing that Matters

For a more comprehensive list, go to The Blood-Red Pencil and type "Kathryn Craft" in the search bar. My two popular series, "Busted—An Author Caught Doing Something Right" that takes a close look at the craft used by popular authors from Andre Dubus III to Stephenie Meyer, and "Countdown to a Book" that tracks a year in the traditional publishing process, may be of interest to readers and writers alike. Look for my series, "Turning Whine into Gold" at Writers in the Storm.

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