Tag Archives: editing

A Hiatus, or did I just quit?

A break – that’s what I called it. Things had gone on a different path than I anticipated. I was selling books, but I was focusing on the need for agents and publicists and book signings and talking with people about … Continue reading

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Squints and Slants

Perspective Squints … When you are describing, A shape, or sound, or tint; Don’t state the matter plainly, But put it in a hint; And learn to look at all things, With a sort of mental squint. ~Charles Lutwidge Dodgson … Continue reading

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Retooling? I’ll retool you…

Big bonus kudos to you if you picked up on the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation reference. 🙂 photo credit: UGArdener via photopin cc     September 1 – farewell Josephine Yep. September 1, 2013, Josephine: Red Dirt and Whiskey will … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Creating an Anthology

The paperback version of Rich Fabric, the anthology, will launch on Friday, 9/28/2012. I’ve learned quite a bit in the process of putting together this anthology and editing it. Here’s the Top 5 Things I’m taking away from the experience … Continue reading

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3 Lies Writers Tell Ourselves

Liar, Liar, pants on fire! 3 Lies Writers Tell Themselves 1. I don’t care what anyone thinks of my writing If this were true, you would never, ever share your work. It would stay locked up in a drawer somewhere, hidden … Continue reading

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7 Things Your Readers Need From You

I’m donning my reader’s hat today… 1) Trust – yep, I’ve said it before. But, I hear from pretty reliable sources that repetition is the key to remembering – your readers have to TRUST you. Tell me a story. Make … Continue reading

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A new tool/toy – Wordle

Who knew about Wordle? I didn’t! Thanks to Sarah Negovitch’s blog post Please Stop Using that Word, I’ve found a brand new toy    tool –  Wordle Here’s how it works – You load your document, and Wordle creates Word Cloud “art” … Continue reading

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