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Picture Book Writers: First Page Opportunity with Alli Brydon

Alli Brydon is a creative editorial professional and writer based in the New York City area. She has nearly 15 years of experience developing and editing children’s books for U.S. 538 more words


Kill Your Darlings

Earlier this year, I finalized a short story that I really adored. Quite often the process of drafting a story can be painful, but this one was a joy from beginning to end. 497 more words


Thinking globally while head explodes locally

Zippy and I just returned from a city council candidates’ forum. We heard from the three candidates running for one of the two seats in our ward. 128 more words

Poetry Thursday--Shards Make for a Wonderful Poem

Hello, I’ve returned!

I don’t know if any of you will remember, but a few months ago, I did a Poetry Thursday on sestinas.

(You can find the sestinas post here if you want to look at it.) 383 more words


Writing & Editing Process

If I had all the money in the world to spend, all the bravery to ask for betas, and tons of readers who were interested, what would my ideal writing/revision process be? 263 more words

Author Journey

Micro editing or macro editing: Which comes first in a first draft?

Quick life update before we get into the good stuff: September was a busy month for me. I finished the first draft of my novel WIP (!), adopted a dog (!!), and got married (!!!). 460 more words


Characters and Revisions

As I’ve been revising Colonized lately, I’ve noticed how strange it is to look back at my characters’ beginnings now that I know where they end up. 452 more words