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A Minority View: I don't believe in first drafts

Here’s the prevailing wisdom dispensed by almost every writing instructor, coach, guru and bestselling author in the country: Finish the first draft first. Don’t stop to edit anything. 1,088 more words


To Rewrite

I’m struggling with rewriting a story.

Editing I can do. Revising I can do (after all, revising is a lot like editing, right?)

But rewriting is a whole different game. 457 more words

Writing - The Craft Of

Would Cordelia Sleep Here?

Revision steps and concerns

I have spent the past week revising pages in For Want of a Father that show main character Cordelia arriving in 1859 Denver. 510 more words

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Defining Panic

In last week’s post, I lamented the lack of closets in nineteenth century houses, but fixing that error in my novel was easy compared to the other problem my astute critique partner, Wes, brought up. 363 more words

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No Closets?

One of the pluses of a critique group is that each person comes with a different set of knowledge about the world. This month, I e-mailed eighteen pages of… 175 more words

For Want Of A Father

First Chapter: Whose Point of View

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I have begun the revision of… 814 more words

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Nano Novel: Revision Steps

My second course commitment for December

In my previous post, I said I had committed to two new courses. The first is Blogging 201: Branding and Growth, which was the subject of Monday’s post. 567 more words

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