Tag Archives: Editing

Editing Tips- After You Think You’re Done

You write something awesome, reread and edit it multiple times, maybe get an editor, and you think you’re done, right? Wrong. After being in a critique group for four years, I’ve learned some invaluable things that every writer should consider. … Continue reading

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Tying Up Loose Ends

As I’m doing (hopefully my final) edits on my current book, I’m noticing that one of my major issues is that I’ve left some loose ends. I’ve been so focused on the entire series, I think I forgot how frustrating … Continue reading

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A Life of Editing

Some people love their first-draft. Others hate it. Some people live for their second-draft, where they can sprinkle in all the “good” stuff (now that the foundation is done). I’m definitely a first-draft kind of girl. I love the excitement … Continue reading

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Formulas

My latest fiction piece was recently critiqued by some of my fellow writers, and the results were surprising.  Apparently, I like to use “was,” as well as, pronouns a lot.  This sparked a brief conversation about not using as many … Continue reading

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The Process

Sometimes I like to pretend my favorite authors are like superheroes, you know, somehow not quite human.  I go between wanting to know everything about them, and not wanting to know anything about them.  I sometimes even hesitate to look … Continue reading

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NANO, Just Writing

The plan for NANO (National Novel Writing Month) is to just write, not edit, not outline, just write.  But how do you just write?  What does that even mean? When I begin writing, I naturally crave some kind of structure, … Continue reading

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Creating Complex Characters #2

Why did he do it?  His father hit him.  Why did he lie?  We all saw it.  He was scared.  His eyes begged us for help.  But he lied, and the police left… left him there to endure it again. … Continue reading

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Creating Complex Characters

People are complex. There is the childhood bully, who isn’t a person to you until the day you see his dad hit him.  You hear the neighbors talk, words you, as a child, have never been privy to.  This isn’t … Continue reading

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Staying Focused

Most of us do not have the luxury to stay home and write full-time as a career.  We have other responsibilities: school, kids, spouses or significant others, friends, family, chores, and even just life.  Writing can often fall to the … Continue reading

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Body Language #2

I’ve mentioned before that I’m really struggling with body language in my stories.  Since I wrote my last blog, I’ve actually noticed an improvement in my writing.  I think this is because I took the time to analyze how to … Continue reading

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