Category Archives: My Writing

Micro-Editing, or Why Editing on a Computer is Easier

There comes a point, when you’ve read your work several times, and each sentence seems to work—that you feel like you’re done. And maybe you are. But there’s one other stage of editing that can really only be done on … Continue reading

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The Read-Aloud

It’s a bit of common writing advice to read your work aloud as a part of the editing process. Sounds reasonable enough—it lets you hear your dialogue and whether or not it sounds natural; gives you a sense of clumsy … Continue reading

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Return

Hi All! Took a week off, got nothing done, of course. 🙂 But I’m slowly (hopefully surely) building towards a new project while I’m still waiting on some feedback and prepping the first project for the next step… which, depending … Continue reading

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When Is It Ready to Be Read?

At some point, if your goal is to have other people read (and potentially even pay for) your work, you have to… actually let someone read it. Even though this was planned from the beginning of the project, it can … Continue reading

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The Second Draft: The Stage of Doubt

So I finally got back on the revision track, with fits and starts as is my life. Why has revision been so much harder, mentally, than writing the first draft? I’d always thought that getting through the first draft was … Continue reading

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Should We Ever Listen to Writer’s Block?

Some say writer’s block is a myth. Perhaps they’re right. But I believe that difficulty in creating is found in artists of all kinds, and it takes a multitude of forms. At its most basic core, a “block” as I … Continue reading

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Saving Ideas

Sometimes you’ll have an idea, and you’ll try to develop it, and it just won’t come together. Maybe it’s not the right idea for you. Maybe it’s not the right idea for you right now. Or maybe you’re just not … Continue reading

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