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Welcome Back, Leslie Hodgins!

Today on Where Are They Now? we welcome back Leslie Hodgins, entrepreneur, mobile registered massage therapist (RMT), certified fitness coach, and soon-to-be published author. Interview with Leslie Hodgins I’ve always loved to write. And recently it’s become an obsession. I … Continue reading

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June 2017 Roundup: Manuscript Editing and Publishing

While I am away from my blog this week, I have selected and scheduled articles from several categories. A different theme or themes will post each day. Today’s roundup themes are manuscript editing and publishing. Below are selected articles. Manuscript … Continue reading

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June 2017 Roundup: Writing

Over the next few days, I am hosting a special visitor from Australia. Later in the week, I have a number of time-sensitive work projects to attend to. While I’m “away,” I have collected and scheduled articles from several categories … Continue reading

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M Is for Manuscript

Originally posted on Write Through It:
“Manuscript” literally means “written by hand.” Sounds like “handwriting,” doesn’t it? Not all that long ago most manuscripts (“mss.” for short; the singular is “ms.”) were handwritten. Some of us still do a fair…

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Self-editing: What are your options?

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Katie McCoach You’ve finished the first draft of your novel, now it’s time for revisions. We know that you’ll need a professional editor soon, but before that, what can you do…

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When Characters Become Sentient

Good characterization creates sentient beings who start to have minds of their own. It’s good for the author to listen, for they may have ideas that actually make the story better, as long as these ideas work with the whole. … Continue reading

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Making the Jump from Book One to Book Two

Writing the first book was anything but a streamlined process. To recap, Lessons I Learned with My First Book. Writing the first book was a lot like this Writing the second book was more like this Notes Horse videos were … Continue reading

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In Revolt: Handling Writer’s Burnout

I’m not talking about a lost muse. It’s not writer’s block. It’s writer’s burnout. And it’s fear. You destroyed your body with the last novel, after all. You may want to run headlong into your next project: You dive for … Continue reading

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Lessons I Learned with My First Book

Finishing a first book is like ramming an icebreaker ship through unforgiving ice. Or making a path through three feet of snow. Or knowing the direction to travel through the woods but spending most of the hike looking for the … Continue reading

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Rewriting: An Overview of the Process

Originally posted on MDellert-dot-Com:
“It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.” — C. J. Cherryh The goal of the rewrite is simple, but not easy. You want your story to live. To accomplish this, it’s…

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