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editing

3 06, 2016

Pantsers vs. Plotters

2019-10-02T18:52:16+00:00June 3, 2016|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Back in the early days of my Quest for Publication, I was equipped with naught but a trusty Pilot pen, a five-subject Mead notebook, and a plethora of ideas. Eventually, I upgraded to a keyboard and computer.

5 09, 2013

What else a writer needs to succeed (Part 1)

2019-10-02T15:09:54+00:00September 5, 2013|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I know I’m not the first to tackle this topic, but there seems to be a dearth in articles pertaining to some of the more intangible qualities that, in my experience, benefit someone who wants to succeed—or simply survive—the sometimes schizophrenic lifestyle of an artist.

29 05, 2012

When it comes to writing, how much planning is too much?

2019-09-30T17:58:40+00:00May 29, 2012|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

If the first draft allows the writer to indulge in a carefree orgy of imagination, a Wild West of whimsy, and a devil-may-care series of experiments, then the editing process demands the writer to abstain, rein it in, and exorcise a host of demons.

1 05, 2012

In defense of the dabbler…or…why getting published might not be all it’s cracked up to be

2019-09-30T17:52:43+00:00May 1, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In an earlier post, I defined a dabbler as someone who has yet to write one million words while simultaneously implying that the one million words benchmark might be less of a milestone than a state of mind.

24 04, 2012

Writing presents an endless series of gambles

2019-09-30T17:46:22+00:00April 24, 2012|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I’m not a master poker player by any means, but while reading through the first draft of my latest novel, I couldn’t help but be reminded of Friday night card games from my high school days.