Editors, First Twenty Pages, revisions, self editing

Freelance Editor Comments-Part II

I hope no one got the idea that I didn't appreciate Freelance Editor's comments on my first manuscript (see post below). They were right on. After I digested the information, I made like Edward Scissorhands and did a number on the first MS, working title "A Butterfly Heart."Then I took off for a fantastic three… Continue reading Freelance Editor Comments-Part II

10 Ways for Writers to Stay Positive, Encouragement, Faith, fiction, Nathan Bransford, revisions, Writing

10 Ways for Writers to stay Positive

After I finished another complete round of revision on MS#1 yesterday, I had an anticlimactic moment. I was ready to crank up the music and do the happy dance until I looked at the bottom left of my Microsoft word doc. (insert the sound of Ta ta ta tan here).After I did the slash and burn, restricted… Continue reading 10 Ways for Writers to stay Positive

revisions, senses, show don't tell, writing tips

Painting Pictures

          Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. ~Anton  ChekhovOne primary commandment stands out in my mind about learning the craft of writing. I heard this over and over again: Show don't Tell. Mr. Chekhov up there on the header gave a great… Continue reading Painting Pictures