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Editing in action - part three

A week ago I gave a detailed, blow-by-blow account of how the first part of my Prologue went from First Draft status to Second-Draft-after-the-nitpick. Today’s post takes a closer look at the second half of my prologue, which is where things get really tricky. 1,769 more words


Holy Crap! It's Finished!

I began on July 13, 2014 and I finished it on August 28, 2014 and I am really proud of myself. I’ve finished nearly a dozen screenplays over the years but this is the first time I’ve finished a novel. 480 more words

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New First Draft (Out The Pipes)

WOOOOOP! Get the kazoos and streamers out because I just finished a new first draft!

MORE LOVELY THAN A CABBAGE PATCH (as it’s currently titled) is the YA Contemporary… 547 more words


The First Draft

This is something I must remember. Now that I’m on the first draft of something again.

I’m a perfectionist writer. That means I’ll write a sentence and edit it to death, looking for the right flow, the right form, the just right word and I often don’t let go until it’s done. 347 more words


Writer's Resource: Brandon Sanderson Lectures

Write About Dragons

Brandon Sanderson, a SF/F writer most known for his Mistborn series and finishing the late Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time Series, is also a teacher at BYU. 100 more words

Writing Resource

It's gone

That’s the trouble with wine;
You forget what it is
You want to write
Or do
Or say.
The only thing
I can’t seem to forget… 21 more words

Bad Poetry

The Bed.

We talk between crumpled


Whilst lust


And surrounds both our


And we get lost

On the map

Of shared bed space.


We debate over twisted… 341 more words