Tag: Editing

“That Is Why No One Will Remember Your Name.”

Consistency is key. Writing in spurts is a sure-fire way to ensure that your work won't get finished until years down the road. Writing each day, even just a little bit, helps establish the habit of writing consistently and allows you to progress your story at a steady pace. Ernest Hemingway would write 500 words ...

Reading Your Own Work

There's something inherent in a writer that breeds constant conflict. We are always conflicted about our work. On one hand, we think our work is amazing and can't understand how it's not on the New York Times Best Seller list. On the other hand, we may pick up our manuscript and read a random page ...

18 OCT 2018

I really need to get going on the edits to Taking Chances so the book can be republished through my new publisher. I haven't had much time to do anything outside of work and PT. By then, my day is practically spent and I still do things for my second job. It's a bit rough, but ...

GoT and FN

Why can't the weather here sort itself out? It's snowing today and it's supposed to be 70 degrees later this week, it's ridiculous. I'm finally allowed to wear short sleeves at work so snow isn't going to get in the way of me and comfort. So, a close friend of mine has been bugging me ...

07March2018: Easy Reading = Difficult Writing

Whenever I put a date as the title, just understand that I'm writing something but I have no idea what to title it. I've been out in Arizona visiting family, friends, and enjoying a little vacation for myself. Going to some Cubs Spring Training games at Sloan Park and enjoying one of the greatest sports ...

How to Write With a Full-Time Job

It sucks. Get used to it. Most if not all writers had to work on their first novels in the wee hours of the morning or in the dark solitary hours of the night in order to get things done. They didn't just magically hit the fucking jackpot and got to drink coffee and make ...

Chapter Complete/Plans For Writing

After mulling over it, chewing my lip, racking my brain, I finally finished Chapter Nine. I think I did well enough for it being a rough draft. The gist of what needs to be there is there, as far as I'm concerned. Maybe it better expresses what I'm trying to get across than I think ...

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