Well meaning "professionals" will tell you that adverbs are the literary devil and to banish them all to the seventh-layer of hell known as the trash bin; but is that the best approach for your story? #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #writeaskew #protip
There are relatively few superstars who rise to the top of this profession—those writers who have the talent, drive, and good fortune to make the right connections at the right times, and are launched into the stratosphere of the writing world. It is wonderful that there are folks like Rowling, King, Riordan, Koontz, and Patterson for us to not only enjoy, but to learn from and aspire to follow. For the rest of us, we can still chase our dreams—but we have to do so at a little slower pace. With the changing landscape of the publishing world, it can be a daunting journey. Never fear, we’re here to help you navigate this confusing and rewarding industry.
So, we receive a lot of questions from writers and authors about what resources and systems we use and recommend at RhetAskew and in our Facebook group Rhetoric Askew.
With NaNoWriMo upon us, we thought this would be a great time to share a new tool or resource each week that authors and writers can use to stay on track during this hectic, fun-filled NaNoWriMo month. We plan on doing this by giving you all a sneak peek into our Editing Cave and showing you what tools and resources we use as authors and editors to keep our writing schedules on pace despite our always hectic schedules.
I don’t know about you, but I am never at a loss for story ideas. The time to write and follow those ideas to completion is a different story.
That’s where the Askew Challenge comes in.
It’s a program of daily writing sprints following a proven formula for pacing and consistency which will take you from idea to “the end” in 90 days, or less.