Tag Archives: revising

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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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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When is a 1st Draft a 1st Draft?

I don’t write a writer advice column. An expert I am not. What I am is a writer exploring a fantasy world and working to perfect my process. That process, I expect, will still be perpetually under construction and vary … 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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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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Reshaping the Vision

So, it’s Saturday morning here and this is when I’ve posted another The Journal segment in the past. It’s not here, obviously. Instead, I’m here. Sorry about that, but there’s a reason for the change. I refuse to post writing … Continue reading

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