Tag Archives: Editing

THE VALUE OF PROFESSIONAL AND PEER CRITIQUES OF YOUR WRITING

We work hard at our writing. And if we keep working, there’s a good chance we will get better at it. But there’s also the chance of not being objective about something that doesn’t work – perhaps because it is … Continue reading

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NEVER TOO OLD TO KEEP LEARNING

I somehow let the past two weeks slip by without posting anything. The good news is, I’ve been busy in a positive way! I haven’t received the galley of In Her Mother’s Shoes, but I did receive the final format, … Continue reading

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WHAT PRICE, CRITIQUES?

I have been negligent in my postings! Between being very busy with my full time job and, for the past two weeks, being on my first real vacation in many years, it just hasn’t fit into my schedule. My apologies … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS WISH TO NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

I feel a bit like the little girl who didn’t find what she wanted under the tree on Christmas morning. But I’m not a little girl. So what does a big girl do when she can’t have what she really … Continue reading

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CROSSROADS

When is it time to admit to yourself that you’ll never make a living as a fiction writer? When should you abandon your lifelong dream? When does the cost of pursuing that illusion become too high when the benefits are … Continue reading

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The Highs and Lows of Rewriting

After receiving multiple rejections from agents for Sentimental Journey, several of which said some variation of “very good writing but…” with the “but” usually followed by “too slow” or “didn’t keep me turning pages” or “I just didn’t love it … Continue reading

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How Thick is Your (Writer’s) Skin?

I’ve had both the pleasure and the pain of discovering the youwriteon site over the past week. If you’re not familiar with this, it is a free site sponsored by Random House and Orion where writers can post up to … Continue reading

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