Tag Archives: #amediting

My Top Writing Experiences 3 – The Sequel Opening

This continues my September series as I share my top five writing experiences (so far) in the hope of helping and inspiring others as we head into autumn. Given each experience built upon the preceding, they’re presented in chronological order. … Continue reading

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The Year of Fear that Became Creative Redemption

This is about my ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, but it’s also about writing. Oh, but that’s just the beginning because, in the end, it’s about my writing salvation. At the moment the walls were closing in I found purpose. How ironic … Continue reading

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Power of the Narrative

I envy those who write well-structured, professional blog posts with carefully crafted points and lovely headings. I read a handful of them daily for writing advice and am grateful for their skillfully presented information. That style, though, doesn’t suit my … Continue reading

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In Defense of Editing

In high school, oh how I detested editing, though then it always included rewriting. There were no laptops and desktops. I had an old manual typewriter, all my school papers had to be written by hand. Thus was my dislike … Continue reading

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The Drafting/Editing Transition & the Evolving Revision Map

So, I promised a few more details about how I approach the transitionary period between drafting and actual revising and here they are. These aren’t rules. What follows is my generalized approach. As the word implies, I’ve ceased to view … Continue reading

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After NaNo – Interviewing ME About “Editing Transition”

ME: Today, everyone, I’m interviewing Christina Anne Hawthorne, the most renowned writer that no one has ever heard of. Welcome, Christina. ME2: Thank you for having me—even though this looks exactly like where I’ve been for the last eight months. … Continue reading

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Real is What Matters

Yeah, it’s getting real now. I’m always thankful for that because real is what matters most. I can’t believe it’s still been less than a month since I decided to create the supporting character of Talma Loyal while editing Pneuma … Continue reading

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Harvesting and Planting Ideas

How I develop a novel is always evolving and often adapts to circumstances. I say it evolves because as time has gone on there’ve been practices I’ve added and discarded. Some, I’ve continued to use novel after novel. Other times, … Continue reading

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Limited Worldbuilding

So, I’m worldbuilding again. Well, kinda, but not exactly. Okay, I am, but I’ll call it limited worldbuilding. The reason is that the world already exists. Though, in the end, what I’m doing will benefit the world as a whole, … Continue reading

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Reversing My Creative Decay

A few weeks ago I blogged about finding more time in my day for writing. To do so, I’d employed meditation, walking, and, especially, yoga. I’d also begun setting my phone out of reach. The result was I almost doubled … Continue reading

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