How Beta Reading can make YOU a Better Writer – Olive

If you’re wondering what beta reading is, check out my post on editing, The Quest to find the Perfect(ish) Editor, for an explanation. I beta read for a couple of reasons. First, I beta read because I feel like I owe it to other aspiring authors to help them with their work. It’s a shark filled pond…

What do you call world building while on the toilet? – Aristen

An infodump! /cue laughtrack “I think there are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners. The architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they’re going to have, where the wires are going…

On killing your babies… – Aristen

Olive’s lawyerly day job involves doing a ton of research, which is incredibly useful when it comes to figuring lovely things out like… “Could someone’s head actually come off in that situation?” (Spoiler: The answer is yes!) I work as a video producer, and one skill I’ve honed is how to achieve the most impact with the…