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Shapes and Subjects
Sunday, July 15, 2012 12:16 PM
Novel update: Finished that section earlier this week. Pseudo-finished it anyway. I'm letting Mary get a first read on it and I'm going to at some point run back through and clean it up a little bit before really calling it the third draft. As I've said on here many times, my approach to this draft is different than others in one huge way: I'm... Read More...
The difference between editing and revising and whether or not these things are even necessary
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 2:45 PM
Last night I was talking with my sister and brother-in-law about how some people need to revise and some write a first draft that is basically the final draft. We weren't just discussing fiction which few people write, but writing papers for school. My sister is a high school english teacher and my brother-in-law used to be a college professor and they were... Read More...
Plotting the Course
Friday, January 29, 2010 11:17 AM
I believe it was Joan d'Arc that said, "I never for a moment lose sight of my divine mission. Everything else is a means to that end." I wouldn't dare presume that I have a divine mission in my literary goals but the point she makes is a relevant one. Keep your objective in mind and work towards that. This can be applied to the how a writer... Read More...
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