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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.  

Jun 28, 2021

Hey, look, more rules for us to ignore! In Part One of this topic, the group chats about the “dos” and “do nots” of novel openings and when to pay more attention to them.

Tracey talks the importance of getting that character “feel,” Anne explains her dislike of opening dream sequences, and Jessica rounds it out with her editorial overview.


QUOTE: “Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you the test first and the lesson afterward.” – Oscar Wilde



Franny Billingsley


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