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How Many Drafts?

(Reed’s Playlist for the occasion: Kygo’s remix of Take On Me)

I should say from the get-go that all the research I’ve done, all the books I’ve read on writing, say the same thing: it changes based on the author and the project. 738 more words


Editing Your Novel

I’m currently working on the second draft of my WIP The Fair Queen, and I wanted to share a few things I’ve learned along the way about this phase of the writing process. 1,489 more words


Zero Draft editing

There isn’t a lot out there about zero drafting, let alone much about how to edit a zero draft so I want to share what i’ve learnt about writing a zero draft and then jumping straight into the next draft with what felt like sand slipping through my fingers. 799 more words

Second Draft: Businessman's spurning of electricity was a rare mistake

When Jesse Joseph died at the age of 87, on Feb. 24, 1904, he was lauded as one of Montreal’s pre-eminent businessmen. Indeed, it was a distinction he had enjoyed for the better part of half a century. 606 more words

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Friday Write-Day: Brief Last-Minute Update!

In my quest to achieve 60,000 words total for Manuscript: Beta last night, I nearly forgot to put together a post for today. Well, here it is. 266 more words

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Editing: What I've Learned


Today marks the start of the second round of edits for my first novel, The Steel Armada. It was supposed to be yesterday, but I spent over four hours on the phone catching up with my grandma. 933 more words


Second Draft: Winter sports didn't only mean tobogganing

It was gaiety and fun on the slopes of Mount Royal that February evening in 1884 — and perhaps something more.

Montreal’s magnificent winter carnival, the second in a series that decade, was underway. 611 more words

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