Tag: Editing

22. Sweet Mother’s Day Story

22. Sweet Mother’s Day Story

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Well, Mother’s Day 2016 represents two weeks since I had received very good, very accurate, but very depressing writing feedback. I had been rocked to my core, and spent that Saturday morning crying in bed. I had been just about to throw in the towel.

Well, to be fair, I read on blogs from all over – and in books – that this is a natural, common, and possibly necessary step for all newbie authors. I still was depressed, though.

However, not only did my hubby come through, but my kids did as well, in a big way.

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21. More from author Martin Wilsey

21. More from author Martin Wilsey

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In the last “writing” series blog post, I introduced and thanked Martin Wilsey.

He sent me some of his recent author interviews, and I’m going to shamelessly pick just a few of the quotes here :-).

 

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20. Author Martin Wilsey

20. Author Martin Wilsey

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Martin Wilsey

I can’t tell you how lucky I am – I have been given some really great advice from a really cool author: Martin Wilsey.

My husband happens be good friends with “a guy” who is good friends with Martin. When my hubby’s friend heard about my endeavors to become a writer, he thought Martin might be able to provide a word or two of wisdom, and hooked me up.

Martin, being the professional and all-around nice guy he is, already gave me some amazing tips and a much needed boot in the rear.

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19. Woa, Nelly! Slow it Down!

19. Woa, Nelly! Slow it Down!

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I just had a revelation: I can be good – damn good – if I would just slow down and take the time to be the best I can be.

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13. Time to Write like Hades – PA Writing Workshop April 9

13. Time to Write like Hades – PA Writing Workshop April 9

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I have taken the plunge. Too soon? Undoubtedly, most assuredly, yes. Excuse me, please, while I dive in face first.

I have registered for the Philadelphia Writing Workshop on Saturday, April 9.

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5. What are my choices for editing my novel?

5. What are my choices for editing my novel?

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I’m still trying to get caught up on everything I’ve learned in the last few weeks. Today I’d like to talk about a topic I’m struggling with: editing.

Why Edit

Before we start, let’s talk about the need for editing in the first place. Although this seems like it should be self-evident, for new authors like me it’s often not. I knew I’d have to take several passes at my story and touch it up, but I was completely unaware how important editing is. I didn’t know there is a method and structure to it, or that it is way more intense than I envisioned. I figured my manuscript would come out relatively good on the first try. [Click HERE for entire post…]

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