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If you've ever stared at your keyboard, lamenting how much your writing sucks, good news! You found us. And we're here to tell you to snap out of it. 

STRONG HINT: Your writing does not suck. You're just not done yet.

So, whether you're a new penmonkey or a seasoned word-slinger looking for new perspective, listen in and find some nuggets to nudge you along until you find your own momentum.  

Sep 9, 2019

No matter how good your story idea, if your pacing is off, the story goes flat and your reader feels the real world pulling them out.

In this podcast, the ladies talk about different levels of pacing – by sentence, by scene, and by act. They also discuss some of the different pacing aspects that are often key for the beginning, middle, and end of the book.

Jess notes the similarities of writing fight scenes and intimacy scenes, as well as some of the common issues she encounters when getting a manuscript.


QUOTE: “It doesn’t matter what’s been written in your story so far. It’s how you fill up the rest of the pages that counts.” - Anonymous



Margie Lawson Academy

The Anatomy of Story by John Truby

The Winner's Curse trilogy by Marie Rutkoski

Entwine by Tracey Shearer


CREDITS: This episode of Your Writing Does Not Suck was recorded and edited by Anne M. Belen.