Category Archives: Editing

The Editor is Your Friend

The Editor is Your Friend You have finished the first draft of your novel. Running it through the spell checker, making minor changes here and there as you read through it. You’ve sent it out to beta readers, made changes … Continue reading

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The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures — Chapter 3

Chapter 3 Outside, traffic had increased. “I think I’ll take the secondary streets.” The clouds were darker and heavier the smell of rain carried by the breeze. “Looks like we’ll be getting some rain.” On the drive to the river … Continue reading

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The Dream

The Dream The dark entrance of the ruined mausoleum beckoned to Jerold. For weeks he had a recurring dream; voices saying they waited for him. Voices telling him that he held the key to their freedom. So real the voices … Continue reading

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Writing Tip — 38

If you are having problems rewriting, do a reverse outline for each chapter. Do all  the scenes have to do with the main plot and a couple minor plots in the book? Do all the characters move the story along … Continue reading

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Rewrite or Revise? That is the Question

Rewrite or Revise? That is the Question Rewrite or revise? What is the difference between the two? Rewrite is a drastic overhaul of your work. Tearing what you wrote apart and more or less starting from scratch. Something no writer … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Checklist – Part 1

Self-Publishing Checklist – Part 1 Today we’re going to make a Self-Publishing Checklist. Something you can keep on hand when you are ready to publish your book. Step 1 — Write the book. Step 1a — Join a critique group … Continue reading

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An Observation

It amazes me how many writers whine and complain that making changes to their work will ruin their writer’s voice and style. Or we don’t understand the genre they are writing in. It doesn’t matter what genre you write in, … Continue reading

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