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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What happens when you deviate from the process: Collector’s edition edition.

Not the catchiest title, I admit. But I’m here to share how a royal screw up of mine added a gloriously horrific typo to my book AFTER it had been laboriously proofread and judged error free. And I did it as part of the process, not on a whim. Well, okay, there were whims involved, …

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The Writing Life: The Pudding has been Proofed.

Hello folks, more time has passed than expected once again. Between blog posts I mean. The standard flow of time has otherwise been maintained, at least in my vicinty, as far as I can tell. Observational bias and all that. Anyway, updates. The Long Road to publication continues. Strangely enough my proofreads turned into another …

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The Writing Life: SPFBO 2020 and an update or three.

Good evening, whatever timezone you may be in. Quick updates: Proofing run one is done. I have made some minor corrections based on feedback, and then, jaunting down a word-search rabbit hole, I noticed a thing. I'm fixing the thing, (and it is a small thing) before proofing run two begins. I have finalised the …

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The Writing Life: Missed Updates

No blogs since August? I knew it had been a while, but it is a surprise to see so much time has elapsed, when almost every weekend I have considered writing an update. You know, I finished the verbal read-through, I finished the resolution of my last notes (hahahaha!) on continuity, I finished a proof …

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The Writing Life: The Power of the Spoken Word

This is an update. After losing/significantly depleting my GAF as previously described, I decided to do my usual (i.e. done once before) final step of reading my book out loud to myself as a way to interrogate each sentence and catch egregious typos. This is now done. Yay. I fixed some sentences here and there, …

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