This post isn’t a grammar lesson. I’m not going to discuss syntax, tone, and style at great length. I simply want to examine how these things can come together to create dramatically different types of works. Words are a funny, funny thing. There are dozens of ways to convey the same thing. Let’s play with… Read More Words: syntax, tone, and style
I feel like I’m going to be editing and revising forever. Last year, all I did was write. It was incredibly fun. Since mid-July though, I’ve been working on ONE project, a never ending revision of my first novel. Devoting a lot of time to writing, practicing if you will, can help a person improve their writing ability.… Read More Why Revise?
Over the last ten days I’ve cut a whopping 9,500 words from my manuscript. My goal is/was to cut 20k from it…okay let me back up. My brain is sludge right now. I’ve been editing all the long, long weekend and not getting a lot of sleep. When I originally completed the manuscript I’m working on, it… Read More Word Count & Cutting Words
I recently completed a major revision project. I’ve been working on the first novel I wrote, and wow, what a task! I thoroughly enjoyed it, but it’s surprising how long it took. I got so lost in the project that I disappeared from social media for several days. That’s why I haven’t blogged in a while. Currently, I… Read More Revising & Reading my Manuscript