Reading my SPFBO Cohort #3 & #4

Two more interesting books in my anonymous SPFBO 8 read every page review series. #3 This struck me as a book I would have wanted to write when I was in my teens, except in my teens I would have been utterly incapable of doing so! There are lots of references to epic past events …

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SPFBO 8

It is happening! Find the fun community on Facebook here! My plan is to read all of the books drawn into my group of 30 before the axe starts to fall. Ok, before the end of phase one. I've read one so far. I liked it, but it was somewhat tonally uneven. There were some …

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The Writing Life: It’s just 30 minutes…

I’m tired. I’d rather go to bed, but I’ve bargained with myself and asked for thirty minutes of writing, just thirty minutes and then bed. See what I can produce now (Wednesday night) to make it easier to get my blog out on time tomorrow, after another long day. I realized yesterday that I have …

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The Writing Life: The Long Road of Line Editing

What is line editing? Well, if developmental edits are big picture issues looking at story, plot, character and setting among other things, and copy editing is getting down to the nuts and bolts of grammar, then line editing exists somewhere in between. Line editing is taking your manuscript to a spa: to sweat off the …

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