Kat Cho

Adventures in Revising(4): Revising Scenes/Getting rid of unnecessary Scenes

(NOTE: These posts are meant as friendly advice from my *personal* experience but might not always be applicable to your work. If you have any fun advice to give, please add it in the comments! I’m always excited to learn new tricks of the trade from my fellow writers!)

Next up in Adventures in Revising…Deleting WHOLE scenes.These are my lessons in mapping out my story (this can happen either before or after you start writing, Read more »


Adventures in Revising(3): Writing Software | Ulysses III versus Scrivener

(NOTE: These posts are meant as friendly advice from my *personal* 
experience but might not always be applicable to your work. 
If you have any fun advice to give, please add it in the comments! 
I’m always excited to learn new tricks of the trade from my fellow writers!)

So, I don’t know about you guys, but when I decided to write in earnest I just opened a Word Document and let myself go.

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The Book Con 2016!

So, my reader/fan life and my writer life have collided (once again). I went with some writing friends to this year’s BEA/Book Con in Chicago.

It was such a fun time even though we only went to the Book Con part of it on Saturday.

One of the things I love about going to Book conventions is that the authors are so nice! They are always willing to talk, take pictures, sign books, Read more »


Adventures in Revising(2): CPs, Beta Readers, or hired editors?

This post originally showed up when I was a co-blogger on Books Are Bread. However, in order to start things up again, I’m reposting it here where I will continue the feature.

(NOTE: These posts are meant as friendly advice from my *personal* 
experience but might not always be applicable to your work. 
If you have any fun advice to give, Read more »


Why I love Query Tracker

If you’re querying or about to query, then you probably know there are a lot of tools out there to help you in the process. For myself, I started out with an excel spreadsheet way too long for its own good.

I also had advice from critique partners and other writers.

But, in my need to be organized, I turned to Query Tracker 

(suggested to me by my lovely critique partner).

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Adventures in Revising(1): Throwaway and Redundant words

This post originally showed up when I was a co-blogger on Books Are Bread. However, in order to start things up again, I’m reposting it here where I will continue the feature.

(NOTE: These posts are meant as friendly advice from my *personal* 
experience but might not always be applicable to your work. 
If you have any fun advice to give, Read more »


I wrote a Book: Gumiho

So the whole point of this blog is because I wrote a book. Actually it’s the third (full) book I’ve written. And not even the first I’ve queried. But it’s my current baby and I love it with its chubby book-cheeks and its fat book-fingers.

It’s called GUMIHO (working title). And here’s a bit about it:

Coming up with the idea:

It’s an old Korean myth/folktale about a Gumiho,

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Pantsing vs. Plotting


So, I was at a Book Event recently and someone talked about being a pantser over a plotter. Someone in the audience raised their hand and asked what a plotter and pantser were. This made me realize that not everyone knows what that refers to in terms of writing.

A follow-up question was: Which is better?
My answer: Neither/Both.

So, I thought I’d write a post about Plotters:

And Pantsers:

So, Read more »


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