Tag Archives: Revision

NaNoWriMo starts today!

Are you ready for NaNoWriMo?
I’m not… but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to have a go!

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Laugh in the face of adversity

I’m not going to let a rejection get me down. If I did, I’d best get out of this writing business right now, because once I do find the right agent, the right editor, it won’t be all smooth sailing.

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Kill ‘em all!

Every story needs some supporting characters, but if (like me) you find yourself having ten dozen of them… well.
Give ‘em the chop.
I’ve recently cut a supporting character out of a book. I didn’t want to. I like him. My readers liked him.
He had to go. He didn’t contribute anything. Originally he was the reason for discovery, he was a quirky kid who made the best of a bad situation.
Did I mention I really liked him?
Yeah.
I cut him dead, instead. Chopped him right out of the story and saved about 2k words, an entire chapter, and (hopefully) speeded up the pace.

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I have a habit and I’m not a nun

There are different habits, different ways of doing things. None of us are the same, we all have our little quirks. Little things we like to do. What works for one person, might not work for another.

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August Update

I have been slack. Not just writing wise, but blogging wise too. Though I did manage to finish the "Short" story. I’m letting it stew at the moment, because I’m not happy with the ending. Not much time though, the … Continue reading

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Fighting the Flab

sag  (s?g)    v.   sagged, sag·ging, sags To sink, droop, or settle from pressure or weight. To lose vigor, firmness, or resilience: My spirits sagged after I had been rejected for the job. To decline, as in value or price: Stock … Continue reading

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