Category Archives: Editing

The Post-NaNo 2018 Report (Some Thoughts on Challenges)

I’d love to tell you a miracle happened and I somehow managed to cross the 50k line and keep my streak going. It shouldn’t be a surprise it didn’t. There is some value, however, in letting this trend go. When … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 09-21-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Steampunk (Costuming) Step-by-step instructions for making cool steampunk goggles on the cheap. http://susandennard.com/2011/02/how-to-make-steampunk-goggles/ Techniques (Editing) 9 steps to revising your novel, many of which I do and some that would … Continue reading

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From the Cutting Room Floor: 2016 Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour

I made radical changes to Shafter when seeking a traditional publication path because of length issues. One of the biggest changes was eliminating Katie’s POV (Trina’s twin sister). If you’ve read Shafter, you have read the reworked version of this … Continue reading

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Doubting Thomas: The Reader’s Journey

I was critiquing a short story for a friend of mine that dealt with expectation and belief in the unexplainable. Sometimes a written critique can’t convey the concerns I have well enough so we met up on instant messenger to … Continue reading

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A Macro for Meeting RWA Format for Contest Judges

I created this macro for converting critiques to contest format when I was judging an RWA contest. We weren’t allowed to use comments, but I like using comments when I’m reading something rather than dealing with changing the text color. … Continue reading

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