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The power and importance of constructive criticism

When I finished writing my second novel in seventh grade, I was appalled at the idea of an editor suggesting changes to my masterpiece. “I’m never going to let an editor change my work,” I vowed back then. Erm … … Continue reading

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It’s time to let go and stop editing … almost

THE FIRST TIME I found a typo in a novel, I was stunned. I was in grade school at the time. The typo and novel are long forgotten, but I never will forget the feeling. It was a pie-in-the-face sensation … Continue reading

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Everyone loves a good comma joke

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On editing: My methods of self-editing fiction

“Writing without revising is the literary equivalent of waltzing gaily out of the house in your underwear.” ― Patricia Fuller   Every writer, be she traditionally published or self-published, needs an editor. That is non-disputable. (Well, I suppose it is … Continue reading

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