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A Rebel with a Cause…

Image credit: pixabay.com I’ve always approached editing as a linear progression. Roll up my sleeves and start at page one, word one and sweep through the manuscript, cleaning up chapter by chapter as I go. And it works, for the … Continue reading

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5 steps to chapter revision…

 image credit: pixabay.com Next up: breaking down your story into bite size pieces. I have to be careful not to overload my creative little mind, so at this stage, I’m still focused on the macro while examining chapters. Here are … Continue reading

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Five ways to fall in love with editing…

image credit: pixabay.com I love drafting a novel. I love the breathless feeling when I finally type “the end”. For a precious moment, I can sit back, satisfied my novel is complete. Characters exist, the plot is framed, the lump … Continue reading

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5 things to do before you edit that first draft…

 image credit: pixabay.com So, you’ve finally completed that first draft of  your novel. Congratulations! It’s an accomplishment, no matter how long it took to get there. Now that you’ve finished, you may be asking, What’s next? Is your heart thumping wildly … Continue reading

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Let go and breathe….

  I’ve been writing now for nearly four years. Over the course of that time, I have learned a thing or two about what NOT to do (want proof? Check out my previous post). Anyways, I dug into the craft … Continue reading

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call me crazy…

Got your cup of tea ready? Good. So. Editing. As in every author’s favorite word. I’ve been editing not one, not two, but three full length novels AND I’ve started a fourth. Yes, I spend a lot of time in … Continue reading

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Writeoncon is here!!! What’s that you say? Don’t know what that is? Well, why don’t you read more and find out…..

http://www.writeoncon.com. If you’re a writer of all things young adult, middle grade or even picture book, you should know there’s a FREE online conference taking place RIGHT NOW (the workshop/conference dates are this Tuesday and Wednesday but the forums are … Continue reading

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World Blog Tour, what me?!!

  I’d like to pass along my thanks to Judith Post over at http://writingmusings.wordpress.com/ for highlighting my new blog and inviting me to participate in the World Blog Tour. Judith is a seamless writer. Her stories read effortlessly which means … Continue reading

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Editing. Oh, so much fun…

  There are many things I wish I knew from the start of my writing career. I say career with a hopeful smile. Nope, not published yet. But that’s okay–I’m looking at the past three years as development. All those … Continue reading

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