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Writer in Motion: The Self-edited Draft

Last week I shared the completely unedited first draft of my short story, typos, misspellings, and all. This week I’m thrilled to share the self-edited draft! Check out the updated story below, and then stick around for my commentary on the editing process and the changes I made. The Clementine Today would be the day… Continue reading Writer in Motion: The Self-edited Draft

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Crafting the Perfect Pitch: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Let’s face it, pitching it hard. You’ve spent months or (more than likely) years drafting, revising, and polishing this novel to perfection, and yet now you need to summarize it down into less than 280 characters? Yikes. But don’t worry, there’s a few things you can do (as well as some to avoid) in order… Continue reading Crafting the Perfect Pitch: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid

A Bargain of Fear and Desire · My Writing Journey

Sometimes a revision is in order

How many times have I thought:  “This is it! This novel is finally done!”  The answer?  Too many. First novels are definitely a learning experience.  Months ago I thought my first manuscript, A Bargain of Fear and Desire was complete.  I’d poured my heart and soul into it, written over 80k words, and my story… Continue reading Sometimes a revision is in order

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Advice for new authors – The pitfalls of fiction novel openings

Writing the opening pages of a novel is hard.  How do you set the right tone?  What’s the best way to convey the main character’s wants, needs, appearance, age, etc?  How do you get the plot moving from page one?  Sadly there’s no magic bullet that will address all of these things for all manuscripts;… Continue reading Advice for new authors – The pitfalls of fiction novel openings