gettyimagesAfter 12 drafts of my first manuscript I believe I now have a few ideas on what to do after writing "The End," on a first draft. No matter how capable you are as a writer and proofreader, your first draft is just that-a draft. Writers use several different ways to revise their writing: critique groups, beta… Continue reading Five Tools to Use After Writing "The End"
I'm sure you've heard the often quoted proverb by Lao-Tzu: "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." But what you may not have heard so often is the translation that results from the original Chinese quote: … Continue reading Open Your Medicine Cabinet to Write
In the last post I wrote about a comment given by author Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez about journaling. She mentioned that when she writes in longhand she gets in touch with deeper emotions. I tried this and 'journaled' the first two chapters of my MS, made some revisions and took those chapters to a critique group… Continue reading One Pass Manuscript Revision