“Hey” is for Horses

“Hey,hey”. That’s how I greet the horses every morning. I’m not much of a “hey, you” kind of girl but it it fits for horses because of how it sounds. Playing with words is probably natural to writers. And when I find I’m doing it, it makes me smile. It can make readers smile, too, […]

Rate this:

Benefits of a Journal

Journal 2 Feb 2005 pg 2 (Photo credit: Terry Bain) I started a stream-of-consciousness journal as a form of therapy and heightened self-awareness but soon saw improvement in my writing. I began keeping a typed journal. At first, I wrote maybe 20 pages a month. I didn’t know what to write. A year later I […]

Rate this:

Revision Step 1: Delete for Dialogue!

      This blog post looks at what to delete from dialogue in order to improve clarity, voice, logic, and flow. Dialogue is an area I struggle with but many other people love. By deleting content in your first step of revision, you won’t waste time polishing material you will only remove later on. […]

Rate this:

Revision Step 1: Delete for Character!

This blog post looks at what to delete from your manuscript in order to improve clarity, voice, logic, and flow. By deleting content in your first step of revision, you won’t waste time polishing material you will only remove later on. And if deleting content leaves holes, you can brainstorm and fill the gaps with […]

Rate this:

Revision Step 1: Delete for Summary and Description!

Delete key on PC keyboard (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This blog post looks at what to delete from events in order to improve clarity, voice, logic, and flow. By deleting content in your first step of revision, you won’t waste time polishing material you will only remove later on. And if deleting content leaves holes, you […]

Rate this:

Revision Step 1: Delete for Conflict!

This blog post looks at what to delete from events in order to improve clarity, voice, logic, and flow. By deleting content in your first step of revision, you won’t waste time polishing material you will only remove later on. And if deleting content leaves holes, you can brainstorm and fill the gaps with something […]

Rate this: