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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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There are Rewrites, and REWRITES

There’s drafting and there’s editing, and then there are rewrites. What I’m discovering is that not all rewrites are created equal. Sure, each novel is unique, but I’m not talking about content differences. Instead, it’s differences in the problems and … Continue reading

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A Darling Killer Confession

When I’d last checked outside the stars were cloaking themselves in clouds to escape my mood. In my dim porch light’s blush the leaves were riding the blustery winds as if witches driven to madness, their tears coating the walk. … 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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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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A Broad Brush Editing Moment

Celebrate your first draft, but know that it isn’t the end, just the beginning. The magic you’ve created is nothing compared to what’s possible. Now, let me take you on a little editing journey. Let me tell you a story… … Continue reading

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For the Love of Editing

Editing. It doesn’t get talked about enough. After all, my current WIP was drafted over 2.5 weeks in April, 2016 and every time I’ve touched it since has been to edit. In other words, I’ve already invested far more into … Continue reading

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Facing Down Darlings

One of the greatest internal climbs for many writers is to embrace the editing process. Drafting, after all is raw inspiration, pure and unspoiled. You produce a virgin draft, your baby. How could you ever *gasp* alter it. Editing, on … Continue reading

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Night Editing

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