Archive for October 2017

10 Ways I Edit My Novels after Writing a First Draft

10 ways I edit my novels after writing a first draft As I edit my latest story, I am given to considering my process. It’s one I’ve used for decades. Does it seem extensive to you? I suppose I could tweet out on Twitter a poll to query followers what they think about this process.…

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Should You Hire an Independent Editor to Proof Your Story?

Should You Hire an Independent Editor to Proof Your Story? The answer is a big, fat, resounding, “YES!” And, after reading this first sentence, my editor, Kimberly Huther would make me take the “yes” from all caps to regular sentence case. And, she’d be right. So, I asked Kim to write a blog post today…

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Drilling Down Your Writing Goals

Drilling down your writing goals can be a simple as scratching out a to-do list on a piece of paper. My author friend, Terry Persun and I take an¬†annual look at our writing goals–which goals have been attained during the year and which are still unattained. Terry and I talk about setting your mind in…

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Quiz Time! What Kind of Reader are You?

It’s Quiz Time, Folks! So, what kind of reader are you? I know what kind I am. I range from voracious to sporadic but always seem to get in a couple books a month, whether they are front-loaded where I read all the time for weeks on end. Or, when they are spread out over…

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And I was Happy with Five but Six is Better

I initially thought about comparing today’s post entitled, I was happy with five but six is better–a recent story of success–with Elizabeth Taylor’s husband-count, which she maxed out at eight. Good gravy. Then, I remembered how Zsa-Zsa Gabor had a few husbands herself. So, I checked online for her conquests and found she’d wed nine…

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