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Editing the First Scene

Author’s note: This blog post is going to be a little longer than I normally aim for because I am going to show you a before-and-after editing pass and explain the rationale of my changes. 1,585 more words


The 7/7/7 Challenge, Part Two

I’ve been tagged on the 7/7/7 Challenge again – twice! Rachael Ritchey and Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff both nominated me for a new go-round. And even though… 235 more words


The Minor(?) Cost of a Great Weekend

This past weekend was marvelous! Rachael flew in, Donkey and Lisa came by and Husband’s twin was here, too. The weather was perfect. There was a half game of gonzo croquet, several hands of cutthroat bridge, rich food and many carbonated beverages. 399 more words

How to Critique - Different Drafts


The First Draft – General Feedback
If you’re putting a first draft out to be critiqued (especially if it’s unedited), it is best not to ask for things about spelling, grammar, or wording.  787 more words


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How to Critique - Introduction


Throughout my years of writing and being in a writing community made up of young writers, I’ve gotten a lot of critiques of my work.  980 more words


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September opportunity for poets

As Tupelo Press’ 30/30 project winds down this week, I’ve been keeping up with the generative work process of writing a poem a day. I focused on time this month–how it’s rigid and flexible at the same time, how we perceive it, and what happens to it in memory. 175 more words


Writing in Gulps and Sips

by Carrie Charley Brown

It really gets on my nerves when I take a sip of water and it dribbles down my mouth, chin, and neck. 574 more words

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