What’s Up Wednesday: Resubmit

  What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join us, you will find the link widget at the bottom of Jaime or Erin’s blog. Resubmitting a manuscript to an agent is the equivalent of a call back […]

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On Writing a Novel: Critique Partners*

(*This post will be about Critique Partners. I know, I said it was going to cover more topics. Critique Partners are too important. They need a whole post.) Revision is now complete. You have read through one more time for good measure. You are about to write your query— Hold on. You are not ready […]

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What’s Up Wednesday

What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join us, you will find the link widget at the bottom of Jaime or Erin’s blog. What I’m Reading Oh, not a damn thing. I am the worst right now. […]

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On Writing a Novel: Revision is not a Four Letter Word

Revision is a bloodbath. It is an assault on words you vomited — eked, spit, sweat — onto the page during drafting. It is where you get to the heart of your story. It sometimes involves massive cuts, sometimes surgical edits. Sometimes it is about character, and others about prose. It is a process, and while there […]

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On Writing a Novel: Drafting until it’s Drafted

Drafting — or as I described it in my post on planning and research — the horrible, rough, manic, shit-storm that makes beautiful novels possible. Just as planning and research is accomplished in different forms depending on the specific writer’s process, drafting happens for each writer in a way only they can truly understand. It […]

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On Writing a Novel : Planning and Research, a Prologue

This post will begin my three-part examination of writing a novel. I have written two manuscripts in the last two and half years, which makes me neither an authority nor a novice on the subject. However, writing and revising a manuscript is something I have done with a degree of success. If success in measured […]

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