Posts Tagged ‘editing’

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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Edit Your Own Novel then Find a Good Independent Editor

Editing your own novel should not be the last time your story gets edited. Editing your own novel should be one of the first, several times you go through the editing process. What you might think to do is… EDIT YOUR OWN NOVEL THEN FIND A GOOD INDIE EDITOR TO FIX ALL OF YOUR MISTAKES…

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About Practice and Why Failing at Writing is Important to Learning

On Practice: Why Failing at Writing is Important to Learning Your Craft I get newsletters from writing sources–many of them. This morning, I read a blog post by Bob Hostetler where he quoted, Samuel Beckett, “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” Bob Hostetler is today’s guest author on The…

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Writing Practice for Fiction Writers

WRITING PRACTICE for Fiction Writers We will discuss writing practice for fiction writers in today’s post. How do you practice writing? I practice by writing poems and what I perceive will become short stories. But, I have to confess, sometimes the short stories have turned into novels. When I practice these two forms, I’m usually…

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Prayers for Florida and After the Season Writing

My Prayer for Florida: Please God, know how worried I am about the devastation heading for the State of Florida. I, like many others across the globe, have been riveted to news about this unbridled hurricane. On its brink, Mexico has suffered one of the biggest devastating events in recorded history–a magnitude 8.0 earthquake. My…

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