Patchwork Plotting: My Awful Process of Writing a Draft

The biggest takeaway of this approach is that the story is never about these strands--no matter how pretty they become--and it is about weaving all of them into the story you envisioned. Writers who become enamored by the color of the thread run the risk of tying a knot in their story that they can't unravel unless they cut it out completely...

Not All Publishers are Equal

If you are ever wondering if a publisher is legit, it is probably because they are not fulfilling one or more of these guidelines. Like I said, this doesn't mean that publishers falling short are evil. It just means that there are better ones out there.