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Second draft complete and 100th blog post

The end.

Ahhh that feels good. I just rewrote my last chapter and added those two little words. Six letters in total that signify another milestone reached. 113 more words


Second Draft - V/H/S 2 Review

“Found footage” is arguably the ugliest of the horror subgenres in that it wears its heart on its sleeve; it’s made cheaply, and it knows it’s made cheaply. 1,402 more words


Write the Novel — Build Emotional Muscle

If real estate is location, location, location, a novel’s second draft is emotion, emotion, emotion. Many writers, myself included, write the first draft focused on what comes next. 1,063 more words

Sharon Wildwind

Improving my book: manuscript critique vs beta readers

I wrote last week that I’d finished the second draft of Danny Chaucer’s Flying Saucer, and that my next priority to get some outside input – people who can help me clarify what’s good about it (hopefully something), what could be improved … and what stinks. 905 more words


Mock Scene #2 - Revision

The book, bound in cracked leather, was only a little larger than Lilian’s open hands; the pages smelled of vanilla and grass, and on the cover there was the faded picture of a willow tree with a sword in its roots. 1,758 more words


A poetic twist... or a twisted poet

For those who don’t know, my partner in crime is a composer who is constantly looking for inspiration. One of the issues he runs into on a fairly regular basis has to do with lyrics; more specifically, copyright issues. 258 more words


Book 1 & 2 Updates

Thought I would post an update on what is going on with book two of Marks of Eilira first draft. I believe I have completed moving all the scenes that needed to be moved into their new locations, but I am not completely sure on that. 313 more words