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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


Second Draft: Snowstorm made for a very long train ride to Toronto

Whoever said getting there is half the fun? Surely few among the 150 passengers on a Grand Trunk train that had left Montreal’s Bonaventure Station the evening of March 9, 1869, bound for Toronto. 606 more words


Writing Diary #06 - Bumps on the road

(Yeah, I know, it’s Monday – I forgot to post this yesterday).

So, I had five days of heaven after my last update. I wrote SO much from February 28th to March 4th, as in, almost 9k words, which is more or less three chapters. 317 more words


My Cheating Writing Heart

Usually, it’s writing that I cheat on other activities with.

Many years ago, in a fluke of proprioception I’m largely unable to reproduce with my moods and in other activities, I mastered the skill of daydreaming with a neutral expression on my face. 1,355 more words


Editing: From First to Second Draft

(Reed’s Playlist for the occasion: Nothing, right now. Enjoying some silence.)

Hey everyone,

Sorry I’ve not been on in the past few days; I was attending my grandmother’s funeral. 1,327 more words


Second Draft: Charles Stewart Parnell and the Irish of Montreal

It was early March 1880, and Irish Montreal was in high excitement. Charles Stewart Parnell, rapidly emerging as Ireland’s leading political figure, was touring the United States and Canada, and was about to arrive in Montreal. 615 more words

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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. 740 more words