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San Diego Professional Editors Network Program

Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Branding Yourself with a Website

At the next San Diego Professional Editors Network (SD/PEN) program meeting on Thursday, September 17, 64 more words


Stubborn Endings

I’m excited to get started on finishing Grim Incarnate, but first I have to know how it ends. I spent the entirety of yesterday working on finishing my outline, but the moment I passed into the 3rd act of the story I started writing down events, switching, erasing, rewriting with constant frustrations of, “Arrgh! 184 more words


The Big Picture: Structure and Flow

Happy Friday!¬†You may have read Jen’s excellent piece on Monday about editing sweet, sweet copy. If not, there was a link back in that last sentence¬†and you ought to click it. 630 more words



Being new to the publishing world (self-publishing) i am still getting use to the do’s and don’ts.
I have managed to ruffle feathers trying to get sales and falling flat on my face. 76 more words


Writing And Editing: Five Problems to Avoid in Your First Novel | The Creative Penn

Here is some excellent advice that you would normally have to go to a writers conference to get.

The first novel is definitely the hardest! You think you have internalized how a story works as a reader and then you discover there is so much to learn. 16 more words


Nettle Soup

She snaps on another pair of latex gloves, easing the opaque tubes of rubber down her fingers with forensic precision. The recipe prescribed 250g of nettles, but that was for two people; she only needs enough for one. 1,399 more words


The lay of the land, explained

The best explanation I’ve ever heard about the difference between lay and lie, from the New Yorker’s Mary Norris.