Tag Archives: #amediting

My First Ever Mood Board

It’s astounding, really, that I’ve never created a mood board before, what with all the novels I’ve drafted. I’ve collected pictures, and I love having pictures for inspiration, but an actual mood board has never happened. Well, it’s happened now … Continue reading

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In Search of My Targeted Editing Plan

My editing plan, to this point, has been haphazard beyond the initial edit or two. That means I need a plan, but I don’t want a rigid system. When I scrapped a system for an organized, but flexible and evolving, … Continue reading

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Not All Doubt is Created Equal

Typically, I have no idea what my topic will be the following week, life having a way of providing the topic. Tuesdays I draft, Wednesdays I edit and upload. This week I’m doing it all on Wednesday because on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Alternative Learning, Alternative Doing

As I touched on last week, I’ve entered a new stage in my writing where learning more about editing and self-publishing are more the focus. For me, taking any step is a unique experience because I learn in a different … Continue reading

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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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