Tag Archives: editing

Striking the Balance – Editing as Art rather than Science

Here’s a general update before I get on to my latest revelation about editing: Some writers I know like to focus on one project at a time, but I find it beneficial to have a few irons in the fire. … Continue reading

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Motoring On & A New #FlashForFriday

I hold my hands up and admit that I have not posted a lot of fiction up here recently. This is due to the official announcement earlier this week that my first debut novel, Zero, (a SciFi romp set in … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again – Novel Drafting and a new #FlashForFriday

Last year I was presented with an opportunity (that I really hope I can give more details on soon): about half way through June I was asked if I could get a novel drafted by October. Knowing I’d be daft … Continue reading

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Chalk and Cheese (otherwise known as Writing and Editing)

If you haven’t read yesterday’s post (which includes a shiny new piece of flash fiction, should you wish for something to distract yourself this Saturday night) you will not know that at around 5:00pm yesterday I found my fingers stilling … Continue reading

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Editing techniques to make your prose sing

Originally posted on onewildword:
Having been a poet for 30+ years, I know the importance of each word. Every single word needs to be polished and perfect—perfect for our intended meaning, the emotions we want to evoke and the music…

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Writing Night

Now that have Zero out of my system (for now) it’s back to my main project, The Road Elsewhere. I was pleased and somewhat proud of myself that I not only managed to come up with an idea for another … Continue reading

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There’s Hope for Us All

Every writer, newbie or veteran, I suspect is sometimes plagued by doubt and has days where they find it hard to maintain faith in their abilites. I suspect on one level it is probably better than believing you have nothing left to … Continue reading

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Some Great Advice for New Writers

If you’re a new writer just starting out like me, I would seriously check out Brian Rush’s blog for tips. It outlines ways to avoid the common pitfalls of indie and newbie writers, some of which I hadn’t even realised I … Continue reading

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