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Timelining Your Novel

(Reed’s Playlist for the occasion: Bury Your Flame by La Dispute)

Hello everyone,

As you know if you’ve been reading along, I’ve been working hard on the second draft of my manuscript – rewriting chapters, cutting entire chunks out, and overall doing that macroscopic editing that, when finished, makes your book feel like a Frankenstein’s monster of thrown-together chapters and scenes. 900 more words


8 Questions You Should Ask While Editing Your First Draft

(Reed’s Playlist for the occasion: Photograph by Def Leppard)

Crap, I’m turning into Buzzfeed.

Well, be that as it may, I’m learning a lot from my second draft of my current writing project. 942 more words


Time-Skips in Writing

(Reed’s Playlist for the occasion: Time to Say Goodbye by Jeff and Casey Lee Williams)

Here’s a real whiffler for you.

I’ve been working on a project for the past few months (I think I finished the first draft last year, but the second draft is decently more hellish) and one of the things I had considered was… 568 more words


Camp Nano week one

It’s day seven, week one is over, and we should all be a quarter of the way to our goals. How are you doing? Smashing it already? 291 more words


Second Draft: Frontenac's double game on the fur trade

It was early spring 1678, and Louis de Buade de Frontenac, the governor of New France, was in a pickle.

He wanted to encourage the fur trade, a mainstay of the colony’s fragile economy, and indeed he benefited from it personally. 623 more words


Thoughts on Completing My Novel’s Second Draft

It took an entire year.

In not even counting the two months where I purposely did no writing at all, it took an entire year to write the second draft of my historical fiction novel-in-progress, which amounted to a complete rewrite of my first draft. 1,541 more words


Editing a first draft - time to see if the novel makes any sense...

It’s my ambition to get a novel published at some point in the not-too-distant future, and I have been working (very slowly) towards this for a while now. 413 more words