Tag Archives: editing and revising

What Have We Learned?; or, Charting Our Growth As Writers

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) [No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. This is, in fact, my second entry for today. Which, by my reckoning, catches me up to last Thursday. Sorry. I’ll try to do better in … Continue reading

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Doing the (Head) Hop; or, Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Part 2)

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) In my last entry, I commented on how I had gone back to read one of my first third-person pieces, a Regency romance, and found it rife with head-hopping. I discovered that … Continue reading

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Doing The (Head) Hop; or, Whose Line Is It, Anyway?

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) (Sigh. This is actually last week’s entry. This week’s entry is still to come.) Yesterday, I got out one of my older works-in-progress, a Regency romance that I started way back when … Continue reading

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Airships and Boilers and Gears, Oh My; or Getting My Steampunk On

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) Beloved Husband and I are spending the weekend at a steampunk convention. It has been a good convention, if a bit less busy than most of the conventions we attend. But it … Continue reading

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Advancing The Plot; or, When Darlings Have To Die

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) (Pretend this is last week. I got busy getting ready to go on vacation and never quite got around to posting this until now. Sorry!) I had to kill some of my … Continue reading

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Before and After; or, Editing an Action Sequence

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) As promised a couple of weeks ago, this week Iā€™d like to present a before-and-after comparison of a first draft vs. a second draft of an action scene from last yearā€™s NaNoWriMo … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Wrap-Up: The Aftermath

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) So here it is, somehow, December already, and another NaNoWriMo has come and gone. For those of you who are curious, here are the final stats for NaNo2010: Total words written: 63,107 … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Week 2; or, I’ve Got The Week Two Blues

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) Hello from Week Two of NaNoWriMo. This week, things are going along less swimmingly than last. I was nearly two days ahead on my word count; now, if I don’t get 1,500 … Continue reading

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You Say Po-tay-to, I Say Po-tah-to; or More Notes From The Editing Desk

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot)   (Yikes! I got this all written up, then realized I’d forgotten to actually post it! Sorry it’s late….) I’ve continued to work on edits to The Daughters of August Winterbourne. So … Continue reading

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Conflict; or, Keeping Things Interesting

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) One of the things I struggle with in my writing is keeping enough conflict going to make the story interesting. I find that I often create friction between two characters, only to … Continue reading

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The Zen of Editing; or Strategic Planning

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot)   (Sorry this post is late. I’ve been waging war against produce and an infection this week, and rather than stay up even later last night, I decided late was better than … Continue reading

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Edit Head vs. Writer Head; or, Shifting Gears

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) One thing that I’ve discovered about myself is that it’s very difficult for me to be editing one piece while writing another. I think it’s because when I’m writing, I have to … Continue reading

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Those Little Habits; or, "You Might Be A Writer If…"

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) Came across a blog posting this week that made me laugh, called, “You Might Be A Writer If…” Y’all should go read it. Go ahead. I’ll wait. Just don’t forget to come … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Editing; or, Getting Down To The Nitty-Gritty

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) Because I’m still in the process of editing the Regency romance, I thought I’d post a few more thoughts on editing this week. People are always telling me that it’s easier to … Continue reading

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Editing; or Why Didn’t I Write This In The First Place?

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) I was asked about my editing process earlier this week, and since I’ve been doing some pretty heavy-duty editing this week, I thought I’d share that here (with a few extra embellishments): … Continue reading

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The End; or Finish What You Started

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) Last Saturday, I completed the first draft of my work in progress, The Daughters of August Winterbourne. It’s always a strange feeling for me, finishing a book. For some reason, the endings … Continue reading

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The Latest Revision, Revised; or, Another Form of Writer’s Block

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) One of the things that has been on my writing “to do” list since mid-August has been the overhaul of the first two chapters of my space pirate adventure, The Vedia Gamble. … Continue reading

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