Asking questions about writing

Are you a writer just starting out on the wonderful adventure called “Becoming a Writer”?

If you are in the inexperienced category, I know that you will have dozens, if not hundreds, of questions to ask about writing. You may have questions about editing and rewriting your work. You may be puzzled over the strange demands of the publishing world. You may even lack confidence about your ability to use grammar correctly.

Rest easy. These days there is a growing mountain of help out there just waiting to be tapped into.

Searching the internet will turn up some excellent sites that will help you in your quest to become a better writer. This could well mean the difference between getting published and your precious manuscript vanquishing on the slush piles in publishers’ offices. Writers do not enjoy their stories or articles or novels being rejected, sometimes coming back home with unkind haste.

Writers can also tap into the resources in a rapidly growing number of books and magazines dedicated to helping them hone their skills. Many of these also plot a clear path through the minefield of getting published.

Of course, there is always the offer of help from this blog. You can do this in two ways:

  1. You can ask me your questions in the comments section (below each article). In this way you might be helping other people who are also wanting answers to the same questions.
  2. You can send me an email via my contact form and I will answer by return email. In this case only you will be able to read the answer. You can access my contact form here.

I cannot guarantee that I will know the answer to your questions, but I will try to help you.

Another place you might like to visit to find help is the Questions and Quandaries blog written by one of the editors of the Writers’ Digest. It is well worth checking out.

Good writing.


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