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Five Tools to Use After Writing "The End"

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"

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Tips for an Incredible Writing Weekend

It is the evening of my departure for my month long adventure to France. Some anticipatory butterflies are fluttering through my stomach. My bags and travel apps are packed. (And yes, I do need to recharge the battery). The kids have heard the Riot Act in a couple of different versions. Everything seems like a go, but I'm… Continue reading Tips for an Incredible Writing Weekend

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Why Novels Go into the Dog Pile

In the past two months I've read seven books. Okay, read is not the correct word. "Attempted to read," is more accurate. I tossed four books into the 'no read' zone after the third chapter. This was two chapters too late. Four of the seven books are self-published and on Amazon. Of these three are first… Continue reading Why Novels Go into the Dog Pile

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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