Category Archives: Editing

CAN YOU DO TOO MANY REWRITES?

When you finish a manuscript, the hard work is just beginning. I wrote last week about my experience with coming full circle with critiques and rewrites of my opening pages of Gram & Me. Three critiques, three resulting re-writes, and … Continue reading

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WHO’S ON FIRST? The Down Side of Having your Writing Critiqued

I’ve written several posts over the years on the value of having your work critiqued. And I still believe it is important to have objective readers—particularly those who are in the publishing industry and understand what agents and publishers are … Continue reading

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THE JOY OF COMPLETING A NOVEL

I’ve been working on Gram & Me for over two years. I thought, once I retired, that I’d pump out a new manuscript at least every year, if not every six months. I certainly have enough ideas to keep them … Continue reading

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A New Opening for Gram & Me!

Thanks to the eye-opening comments of a friend who is not afraid to provide an honest critique, I have revised the opening pages of Gram & Me. Continue reading

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THE VALUE OF MULTIPLE SETS OF EYES

No, I’m not describing a fantasy character with lots of eyes. I’m talking about the importance of having multiple people view your manuscript before you consider it ready to shop for an agent or publish it yourself. Maybe I’m stating … Continue reading

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THE VALUE OF MULTIPLE SETS OF EYES

No, I’m not describing a creature with lots of eyes. I’m talking about the importance of having multiple people view your manuscript before you consider it ready to shop for an agent or publish it yourself. Maybe I’m stating the … Continue reading

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