Tag Archives: editing

When Editing Really Matters

So recently there was a self-published book that someone reviewed and said was fabulous.  And just the type of book I like to read, too.  Now, ironically, even though I’m self-published I tend to stick with trade published books for … Continue reading

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Do You Need Money To Start A Writing Business?

No. Yes. It depends. How’s that for helpful? I see this argument made all the time on self-publishing forums: You’re running a small business now, you have to expect to pay money to get it off the ground. And I … Continue reading

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Let It Go Or Revise One More Time?

This is a tricky one to deal with. I’ve seen more than one full-time long-term writer who advocates write and forget it.  As in, write one draft, go back and fix up spelling and typos, and move on to the … Continue reading

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Should You Edit?

If you’re reading this blog post, the short answer to this question is: YES. There are authors out there who’ve been doing this writing thing for a very long time that may be able to get away with writing without … Continue reading

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Some Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing With Respect to My Writing

Wow, that’s a long-winded title.  But I wanted it to be clear that this post wasn’t about the pros and cons of self-publishing.  This is more about how self-publishing has influenced my writing so far. So, let’s start with some … Continue reading

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If You Want to Write, Master Grammar

First, I am really not the world’s foremost expert on grammar issues.  I suck at figuring out whether to use lay vs. lie.  Just suck at it.  And it seems I have a may vs. might issue as well. So, … Continue reading

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This Writing Thing is HARD. Or is it?

So, I saw two different posts/videos that fit together nicely. First one is from the wonderful QQ: It’s not THAT hard to get published… right? WRONG. Read the whole post.  It’s worth the time.  But if you don’t, at least … Continue reading

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The Danger in Liking An Early Draft

I’m currently working through the second draft of the second novel.  The problem is that when I read the first draft I actually liked it.  I didn’t have massive rewrites for this one. Which means that I need to be … Continue reading

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Using the tools available to you (effectively)

First, if anyone is interested, I created a new page with some of the pictures I’ve put up on this blog at some point or other.  You can find it here.  I would’ve done them all, but it’s a little … Continue reading

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Beware the clean edit

(Note: I have a cold.  It’s quite possible I’m going to write very poorly today.  Have a picture to make up for it.  Spring hiking in Colorado – such fun!) I’m halfway through the (hopefully) final draft of the first … Continue reading

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