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I FALL TO PIECES – #firstdraftproblems

Read a great post by the awesome blogger and author Kristen Lamb, called “Five Warning Signs Your Story Needs Revision”, where she shares what glaring newbie mistakes editors and agents look out for while screening manuscripts. I especially liked Red … Continue reading

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Big Picture & Line by Line Revision – #firstdraftproblems

I realized I haven’t been posting much on my writing process at all lately, so here’s a bit of an update. I’ve been spending time with the slow and painful process of revising. A while back, I found a great piece of revision … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block & Filling the Creative Well – #firstdraftproblems

Does walking away from your writing help when your creative well has gone dry? Many say just going for a walk, taking a shower or folding the laundry gives those seeds of inspiration planted somewhere in the back of your … Continue reading

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Should I Lay My Story to Rest?

I have not been obsessively calculating progress made on the first draft of my book lately. Probably because I’ve been neglecting it so terribly. Seriously considering laying this story to rest. My blog is becoming a memorial site for it anyway. … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block, Procrastination, Fear of Commitment, Or…Just Seriously Unhinged?

“The road to Hell is paved with works-in-progress.” ~ Philip Roth I have a problem. And some would call it writer’s block. Although technically, I’m finished my first draft and am now in the revising stage. But many scenes need … Continue reading

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My Tea Has Gone Cold (Inspiration–It’s Hot)

This post was inspired by a question I once posed on my Facebook, which was “Does anybody else repeatedly pour themselves a big cup of hot tea only to forget about it until it’s ice cold?” Apparently, I’m not alone … Continue reading

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Point of View

As you may know, I’m currently editing the completed first draft of my first novel. And I’m struggling a bit with point of view. As it is, my novel is told from the first person point of view of my … Continue reading

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