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Ask the Specialists (December 2018): Favorite Writing Utensil or Writing Method

As we met for your last staff meeting of the semester, we couldn’t believe how fast the time has gone. Some of us are feeling a little wistful about classes ending, and others are a little…done. 518 more words

The Writing Center/SJSU

Self-Editing a Book

Over the years a number of articles have been published in this website which are aimed at helping independent authors produce the best quality manuscript they can. 250 more words

Author Help

NaNoWriMo in Review

So, I didn’t win NaNoWriMo last month, but that’s okay because winning was not my intention. Instead, I set out to revise 20,000 words of my work in progress and I succeeded! 145 more words

Book Review

How to use the ellipsis in fiction

Here’s a brief guide to using the ellipsis when self-editing fiction. Ellipses are a useful device for showing a character’s state of mind, or their intentions, and they can deliver a lighter touch than actually stating the stage directions.   491 more words

Punctuating Dialogue! Here's How.

I wanted to write this, because I get so frustrated when I’m critiquing and I have to stop following the story line to correct the punctuation of dialogue. 42 more words

Self Editing

Grammar Tip - Apostrophes

The time has come for another blog post about grammar. Today, I will tackle a punctuation mark that trips up a lot of well-meaning users. The apostrophe. 573 more words


On Creativity, Word Count Deadlines, and the Immortal Curse of Want-to-be Novelists

Hey ya’ll, listen up, I don’t have much time. I’m on a deadline, with not many words to spare.

So far, in this week, I’ve managed to keep up a hearty 2,000 a day word count on a new novel idea that sprung from my last trip to California and it’s vibrant rolling hills of vines and orchards. 739 more words

S. E. Reichert