Category Archives: Editing

The Use of “Said”

I really like this post by Melissa Eskue Ousley regarding the use (and potential overuse) of said as a dialog tag. I am firmly in the camp of those who believe that dialog tags should typically be small and unobtrusive. … Continue reading

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The Easiest Writing Tip Ever

Following is an article with a surprisingly good writing tip. As the author indicates, it’s a very simple, and yet I never really thought it before reading her post. Still, it appears to makes a lot of sense. Check out her advice and decide for yourself. The Easiest … Continue reading

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R.E.W.R.I.T.E.R.

After taking time off to enjoy the holidays and then struggling with the flu for nearly two weeks, I am happy to report that I am finally back at it. For those of you interested, I am currently working on … Continue reading

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Starting Out As A Writer: 5 Things You Should Know

First of all, I want to wish everyone a belated happy Thanksgiving and a very merry upcoming Chanukah, Christmas, and New Years. I realize I haven’t posted anything in quite a while. Like many people, the holidays are a busy time … Continue reading

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Editing Blues

More and more, I am coming across interesting articles from other authors about the creative process. Here is one about editing. I really like the comparison Madison draws between cleaning your house and editing your manuscript—you may not want to do it, … Continue reading

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Why Talent Isn’t Enough

I just came across this fantastic post from Jody Hedlund and found it worth sharing. I couldn’t agree more that rejection serves as a much needed reality check for beginning writers. It most certainly helped motivate me and continues to push … Continue reading

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Advice to Beginning Writers

Yesterday, I came across a forum on Goodreads.com about writing advice for beginning writers. While already full of helpful suggestions from other authors, I decided to offer a few recommendations of my own—mainly as a means to crystalizing my own thoughts regarding what … Continue reading

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