Tag Archives: editing

Back to “Living In Interesting Times”

The input is beginning to flow in from my beta readers. Haven’t heard from all of them yet, but I’ve put “The Swans of War” on standby circle and have started to work on “Living in Interesting Times” again. And, … Continue reading

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Second Editing Pass Completed

I’ve been working hard and the involuntary vacation from blogging on Wednesday gave me even more time to finish the second go thru. I’ve: numbered my chapters given them better names added missing punctuation simpl check for overly repeated words … Continue reading

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One More Chapter…

One more chapter to rough out… Two more topics to find a home for in the rough draft already written… Possibly a few more meditation resources for the appendix An index to start And the Rough draft for “Living In … Continue reading

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Camp Nano’s Done….

…so what are you going to do now? There’s a lot of options. You can keep writing and try to finish the story you started during camp. You can put the manuscript aside to rest a little bit, and come … Continue reading

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References from Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman really knows her stuff when it comes to writing, editing and publishing. Here’s her list of the reference books she likes the best on this. Best Books for Writers Catherine Kane 6/16/16 For more information on Catherine’s books, … Continue reading

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So Camp NaNowriMo is Over…

…and you’ve got a couple of choices now. You can : throw the words you wrote in April in a closet or a drawer or some other dark and mysterious place and leave them there until such time as you … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for My Beta Readers

….so, as I said yesterday, I’m in the process of editing, and for the least couple of weeks, I’ve been editing my current manuscript to get it ready to send out to my beta readers. That may surprise some folks. … Continue reading

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Concise, per Strunk (Inspiration)

“Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.”

William Strunk, Jr. Continue reading

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….and Now It’s Christmas Day….

…time for family and food and fun and thinking about all the gifts the world has given to us. Time to take a break from all the hustle and bustle and contemplate just what comes next. ………. I think tomorrow … Continue reading

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Scissors, per Capote (Inspiration)

“I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil. ”

Truman Capote Continue reading

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