Tag Archives: drafting

Adding to My Editing Process

I’ve talked before about the importance of finding the method of drafting that works best for me and how everyone will ultimately have their own unique approach. Recent events have me wondering why editing should be any different? After all, … Continue reading

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Viewing Threads in Scrivener

Recently, I was in a discussion concerning editing parts of a novel where multiple scenes have close ties and would be easier to review if together. Perhaps this has been addressed elsewhere before, I don’t know. I do know that … Continue reading

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World of Ontyre: Special NaNo Edition 3

Because NaNoWriMo fast approaches I’ve shared how planning was the building blocks to enriching my novels. More specifically, I’m talking about planning for a fantasy novel. For me that means a history, maps, an outline, and finally a draft that’s … Continue reading

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World of Ontyre: Special NaNo Edition 1

Given that it’s NaNoWriMo prep season I’m going to revisit some of my World of Ontyre posts from a different perspective so you can see how fantasy location prep aided drafting. I’ve already shared basic facts about Transgamete, the Carrdia … Continue reading

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Camp NaNo Excerpt: Fall of Baris

Chaos. That’s my life until the first of August. I’ve a mountain of work needing done and so when I committed to drafting yet another novel this month I vowed I’d finish it by the 31st. Silly me. It’s running … Continue reading

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Drafting Madness, Oh How I Love to Catch It

Oh no. Yikes. I’m doomed. July Camp NaNo approaches and I’m going to draft another novel. Stop me before I draft again! Too late. As if I need more editing to do. Then again, there’ll be the rest of the … Continue reading

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Rescuing the Opening

Beginnings. Openings. Oh the dread. I mentioned last week I’d gone through four different openings to A River in Each Hand. Too true. I’m not talking about editing four times, but literally scrapping four openings and starting over. Too, I … Continue reading

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Drafting Disaster! Yet I’m Smiling.

Failures, big and small, teach and yield inspiration. The last two weeks (HERE and HERE) I’ve talked about the process I’ve settled on (for now) to even out my initial draft before setting it aside. Well, lucky you, this week … Continue reading

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My Early Revision Levels

Last week I talked about my reluctance to set aside a draft until I was comfortable with its overall consistency and quality. This week I’ll share the process that’s evolved over time. Please note this isn’t a formal method. Until … Continue reading

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A Draft’s Wondrous Surprises

I must actually be getting somewhere with this whole writing thing. Not only can I be self-critical, but I’m okay with the self-criticism. In fact, it’s constructive self-criticism. When I reviewed what I’d written over the proceeding thirty days I … Continue reading

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