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In the Beginning...

Sometimes the beginning of a story is hard to find, like trying to locate the beginning – or end – of a rainbow. I have a story like that. 545 more words


A Change in Plans

Not too long ago I came up with a writing plan for 2017. I did it because I know it’s something that I should… 356 more words


Nancy: Lessons From the Dreaded Day Job

Once upon a time, a very nice girl found herself working in a really stressful industry. Okay, you caught me: I’m talking about me. I haven’t qualified as a ‘girl’ for decades. 1,040 more words

Nancy Hunter

Writing Diary #04 - On to the second act!

So, I finished editing/revising the first nine chapters (plus prologue) aka the first act of my current wip, #aroaceprincess. I’m actually quite pleased with myself for this – I worked on this wip every single day since my last update and managed to fix a lot of stuff I knew was wrong, plus to find & fix some other problems that arose along the way. 388 more words

Writing Diary

Revising by Hand

For the last several weeks I’ve been revising the fourth draft of my manuscript by hand. It’s a method I’m familiar with in theory, but one I’ve never done this extensively. 527 more words


Beta Reading for a friend - Lessons I learned

I finished beta reading for my friend I told you about in an earlier post, and it amazes me how much I have learned about my craft in the process. 547 more words


Editing: A Necessary Evil

Yes, I said it.

I love editing, actually. To me, editing is finally getting to see the big picture. No matter whether you’re a write-all-the-draft-at-once-and-then-edit writer or the edit-for-an-hour-before-you-actually-write-anything writer, the moment when you write the end is really the moment you start to edit. 341 more words