Browsing Category "Editing"
Creative Characterization with Author Jan Morrill
By     |    May 28, 2015
Posted in: Editing, Guest Blog, Jan Morrill, Spirit Lady, Writing     |    4 Comments

Creative Characterization with Author Jan Morrill

How often do you stare at a blank screen, pulling your hair out, gritting your teeth as you curse your muse? Maybe you’ve even crossed over into guzzling coffee (or martinis?) because you can’t figure out what to write next? It used to happen far too often with me. Then, one day, rather than trying to figure out the story myself, I began to ask my characters to help me, […]

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Unplugged
By     |    Jun 13, 2014
Posted in: Baby Boomer Lady, Editing, Nature, Travel     |    3 Comments

Unplugged

Every once in a while I need to unplug, turn down the noise, and take some time to unwind. This past weekend was one of those times. We loaded the old family truckster and headed to the wild, blue yonder, just my husband, the two dogs, and me. A couple of the locals The actual road trip isn’t all that peaceful because the 18 year-old lab mix does not travel […]

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Writers Funk!
By     |    Mar 20, 2014
Posted in: Busy Lady, DIY & Crafts, Editing, Family, Health, Parenting, Uncategorized, Writing     |    4 Comments

Writers Funk!

It happens right? Well, I haven’t been in this depth of funk in a long time. I have a ton of ideas running around in my head, but still can’t arrange them into words. It’s so frustrating! I am sure many of you have been where I am now and possibly have some advice; I would love to hear it. I’m a writer, so maybe writing down why I’m in […]

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Being a Beta
By     |    Mar 5, 2014
Posted in: Beta Reader, Books, Busy Lady, Editing, Paranormal, Religion, Writing     |    16 Comments

Being a Beta

What’s a Beta? Definition Per Wikipedia: An alpha reader or beta reader (also spelled alphareader / betareader, or shortened to alpha / beta), also pre-reader or critiquer, is a non-professional reader who reads a written work, generally fiction, with the intent of looking over the material to find and improve elements such as grammar and spelling, as well as suggestions to improve the story, its characters, or its setting. Beta […]

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Editing with the Shrunken Manuscript
By     |    Feb 19, 2014
Posted in: Busy Lady, Editing, Uncategorized, Writing     |    6 Comments

Editing with the Shrunken Manuscript

I read a great blog post this week, “How to Revise You Manuscript at a Glance” by Darcy Pattison at www.writetodone.com. It outlined how to print your manuscript – mark it up – and see where you need work. Please go to this link to read the entire article by Darcy: www.writetodone.com/resise-novel-glance/ Now that you have the gist from reading her article, here is how I used the Shrunken Manuscript […]

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Editing…Bah Humbug to Holiday Cheer!
By     |    Dec 11, 2013
Posted in: Busy Lady, Editing, Publishing, Sandwich Lady, Writing     |    3 Comments

Editing…Bah Humbug to Holiday Cheer!

Editing your work can be a difficult task. I find myself too attached to my manuscript to “see” all its flaws. I am blessed to have a wonderful critique group and highly suggest you get yourself into one. If you haven’t been able to find that right group of fellow authors, there are other options. Our very own Sandwich Lady is a professional Editor (and is quiet amazing if I […]

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