About Victoria Mixon

Victoria Mixon has been a professional writer and editor for thirty years and now works as an independent editor through her blog, A. Victoria Mixon, Editor. She is the author of The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner's Manual, and The Art & Craft of Story: 2nd Practitioner's Manual, as well as co-author of Children and the Internet: A Zen Guide for Parents and Educators. She also writes the "Ask Victoria" column for the Writer Unboxed newsletter. Always on the look-out for quality editing clients, she can be found on Google+ and Twitter.

Recent Posts by this author:

  • Making Tension Tense
  • Damn Spectacular Feet
  • It Sounds Like Your Stuff
  • Lost Sight of the Game? Find it Again.
  • Introducing “Ask Victoria” — Editorial Column in the Upcoming WU Newsletter
  • Rethinking Motivation for Character Arc
  • 3 Layers of ‘Layering’ in Fiction

  • Making Tension Tense

    Editor Victoria Mixon, whip-smart columnist with the newly named Writer Inboxed newsletter, is back with us today to share an excerpt from her soon-to-be-released book for writers, The Art & Craft of Prose: 3rd Practitioner’s Manual. She’s provided this excerpt on Making Tension Tense to WU exclusively. Enjoy! Making Tension Tense What really makes tension […]

    Damn Spectacular Feet

    A funny thing happened to me on the way to Writer Unboxed this week. . . I was walking along barefoot, and I ran into a woman I know wearing simply wonderful shoes. “Wow! Those are impressive shoes,” I said. “Congratulations! I work all the time with people who have no feet.” Wonderful Shoes Now, […]

    It Sounds Like Your Stuff

    “It sounds like your stuff.”—Garry Trudeau, Doonesbury I was talking to my friend M. Terry Green the other day about the extraordinary number of twentysomethings online in this virtual era, and she asked me, “Weren’t you too busy to blog in your twenties?” I said, “I was too drunk to blog in my twenties.” This […]

    Lost Sight of the Game? Find it Again.

    “Encumbered by idjits, we pressed on.” – John Fusco, Young Guns II We’ve been talking lately here on Writer Unboxed about coping with our devastating self-doubts as writers and, by contrast, our unreal expectations of the publishing industry. We writers often find ourselves swinging from one end of the spectrum to the other, from the […]

    Rethinking Motivation for Character Arc

    Therese here. I’m so happy to bring you today’s returning guest, A. Victoria Mixon, a professional writer and independent editor with over thirty years’ experience in both fiction and nonfiction. She is the author of a successful craft book for writers, The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner’s Manual, and recently released a companion book called  The […]

    3 Layers of ‘Layering’ in Fiction

    Therese here. Today’s guest is A. Victoria Mixon, a professional writer and independent editor with over thirty years’ experience in both fiction and nonfiction. She is the coauthor of Children and the Internet: A Zen Guide for Parents and Educators and author of The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner’s Manual. She is also […]