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Revising: My Self-Esteem Tilt-A-Whirl

This is what each chapter looks like when I start the revision process. Eek. All I can see is what is wrong. What isn’t working. What was lazy writing. I berate myself. I debate whether I suck at writing. And … Continue reading

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Revision Breakthrough

Last night, I had one of those nights. Where you think your writing just shits the bed. Something wasn’t working. I read three pages of the scene over and over. It was wrongness squared. I couldn’t tell you what was … Continue reading

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Setting–my nemesis

I hate hate HATE writing setting. I can imagine the scene unfolding in my head. See all the background and the details. But they always feel like background. Window dressing. Never the meat and potato of the scene. And while … Continue reading

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Finished a Manuscript

I’ve been working part time on an adult commercial fiction manuscript, TSTTW, since November 2009. It started out as a short story. Then it became chapter one of a novel. I’ve had to put it aside for several months and … Continue reading

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Hitting Your Groove

Did you ever read a draft of something you wrote and feel vaguely unhappy with it? Like an outfit that doesn’t work but you can’t say what isn’t working. Worse still, every time you try to pinpoint the source of … Continue reading

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