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Three Reasons for Why Your First Draft Won't Be Your Last

Sorry for the bad news my friend, but I have to tell it how it is. I’ve read quite a few ‘finished’ manuscripts now, and even though there is a variety of styles and grammatical prowess, the truth still remains: if this is your first draft, you’ll be heading back to the drawing board pretty soon. 1,087 more words

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Review: The Shore by Sara Taylor

I loved this book, the best I’ve read in a good while. A collection of interlinking short stories, the book follows the lives of people (primarily women) living on a group of small islands of the coast of the USA over the least 200 years. 149 more words

Fiction

Story Concept: Martian Civilization

Millions of years ago a simple and rustic civilization lived in peace and harmony with nature. A young farm boy looks up at the sky and sees a comet streaking  across the evening sky. 122 more words

Science Fiction

Update: Another Chapter (or Two)

Becoming a full time writer has always been a goal or dream of mine. This last week or so I’ve been able to experience what it would be like and I find it quite enjoyable. 71 more words

Science Fiction

Till Death Do Us Part (An Introduction)

When you found that person you had made friends with on facebook because of your common interest, in this case love for books, is a published writer and a lit grad (an MA in English), that’s something. 523 more words

English

Update: Book One Edited

The seventh chapter of Book One is edited and posted. This step may go faster than I initially estimated, which is a good thing. I’m wanting the manuscript to read as smoothly as possible before I send it out to beta-readers for further editing. 225 more words

Novel