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Revisions: Writing Dialogue

Hi writers, I know it’s been a while since my last editing/revision lesson but family matters have kept me busy as well as clients so let’s get things rolling again. 845 more words

Haiku Sunday - Familiar


Returning to draft,
reshaping an old story–
like seeing old friends.

Steve D


Talking To My Children

Originally published in 2002 in my chapbook, “In Here Is Out There.”
Original title, “Talking To My Son About The Night.”

I have been thinking:  461 more words


Revision Survey Results - Part 4 - Revision Training

The very last question in my revisions survey (answered by 229 of the 232 people that filled it out) focused on finding out what, if any, training colleagues have in revision techniques. 1,029 more words


Free Fall Friday - First Page Results

Kelly Delaney, Associate Editor at Alfred A. Knopf BFYR has agreed to be our featured Editor for December and critique four first pages.

For the last few years I’ve skipped first page critiques in December – people were busy and didn’t submit, so this provides a great opportunity and a higher chance of getting selected. 3,023 more words


December Writing Projects

Shit kinda got wacky last month, I will not deny. Cubs World Series parade, the election, the world on fire, NaNoWriMo. Just unforeseen craziness. And so outside of NaNo, my writing really didn’t get a whole lot of attention. 337 more words


Plot Holes?

I’m revising my manuscript soon and one of the things I’ll be looking for is plot holes. Does your plot have missing or broken parts? 298 more words