Macro Editing

Macro Editing. What it is: A tough task for me 🙂 And the first step in revisions. Involves adjusting your story, plot, character arcs, setting, structure etc. All the BIG stuff. It’s tough for me because I’m just not confident enough in my own decisions as a writer. Not yet. It’s too early. I simply […]

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Blog Tour and Other News

Hey everyone!!!! It’s been a while. Sorry for my absence but life has had its way with me lately and blogging had to take a backseat. There are only so many hours in a day…which is a ridiculous flaw of nature in my opinion. I need at least 30 hours to get everything done. Anyway…just […]

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Clarification In Fiction

Just a quick note today.  As I go through this draft of my WIP, I notice how important clarity is. What makes sense to the writer may not make sense to the reader, and we need to be sure things are crystal clear. It’s called understanding motivations and goals. The reader needs to be clear […]

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I’m Back!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday!! I sure did. And though my break from blogging gave me a lot of much needed extra time to do all the holiday stuff people do, I missed being here. That being said, my blogging schedule is about to change. As most of you know, I’m trying to […]

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In Defense of Dialogue Tags

This weekend I read a book I thought I would love. The opening pages hooked me. There wasn’t a single dialogue tag. Not one. The nonverbals were epic. But then I kept reading. Eventually…about 30 pages in…it felt like one big run-on sentence and I found myself a little distraught. I’d imagined genius at work on […]

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For Those About To Nano…

Tomorrow it begins. The mad dash to the end of the month with a 50,000 word manuscript in hand. Since I have never Nanoed…Nano’d?? Anyway, since I’ve never done it, I really can’t give advice that will be of any benefit to those writers participating out there EXCEPT this…Know the high points of your novel […]

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The Dreaded Sex Scene

So…I have a good example of internal conflict for you today. Something funny happened this weekend. My father, as some of you know, was a Baptist preacher for 25 years of my life. An old days Baptist preacher, mind you. I spent much of my childhood with my butt glued to a pew or visiting […]

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