Category : Writing

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This book will be out in bookstores on September 1, 2009. John Shors has graciously allowed me to review his book, before it comes out with an advanced review copy. I’m doing the full review here, and later it will be on Amazon. I have read his other book, Beneath a Marble Sky and am on …
What does writing goals have to dow with writing? Yesterday I wrote about goals and writing. I talked about daily goals, the ones where you have a plan for each day as to how much or to what quality you are writing for. But I never really spoke about weekly, monthly, and most importantly yearly goals. …
The art of editing. I’m dreadful at the concept of the zen of editing. Editing frustrates me, not because I am bad at editing, but rather I find it hard to focus on the edits needed all the way to the end of the writing. For some, the concept of doing this is relaxing, it’s what …
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How do you feel about writing classes? There are a lot of writing classes available to anyone who wants to write or have dreams of writing.  The key, is to begin.  To write.  To blog, to get started on your blog.  Then it is the idea that one must finish it, and then edit it, …
I finished my writing class at Gotham, and I’m a bit sad and happy at the same time, I can understand that there is a lot to learn and a lot to improve upon.  My writing abilities have grown, and I’m ever the positive person that with the sage advice given, I will grow as …
Writing about money   What do you mean by the craze of self-publishing? Sometimes I ask myself if my writing is good enough to get published and perhaps I should think about self publishing.  This usually means there is a lot of work left to do on a book. It also means that as a writer there …
Some people will suggest that you should edit your own books When you are close to something, your book is a great example, and it means so much to you it is best that you back away from it in this case the thing you need to back away from is one thing. Editing. What …
I can’t quite make up my mind if I should kill off characters or let them be for a while. It sounds rather bloodthirsty, but in a way it’s also a bit of growth, changing my mind if you will. It becomes harder when the character grows on you, or you had major plans for …
What is the crown jewel? When someone talks about a crown jewel, one can rightly assume that they are speaking of the royal jewels in the Tower of London, or some other royal palace around the world.  They would be safe to think that there isn’t something like for a writer.  Writing is an emotional thing, …
I am reminded of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day when it comes to my personal editing. I am ‘blind’ when dealing with my writing, I will find some mistakes but all. I need my editor, and one of the many things they do for me is showing me where the rhythm …
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