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melodrama queen

I’ve been reading ahead in my first draft, to see what’s coming for me in my rewrites. And Lord, it isn’t good. By the third time in one scene that my heroine blushed, I wanted to rip her out of … Continue reading

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whine it: re-vi-sion

me and special k are housesitting for some rich people in Elwood. It’s pretty fun. We even get all the tv channels here! We had some people around for a tres civilized dinner last night (because we had enough seats … Continue reading

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novel/alien/attention to detail

today was my last day of school for the year, and I am preparing myself for the re-emergence of my novel. I am looking at three months of full-time writing, and I could cry from happiness. The timing is…good. I … Continue reading

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writing out loud vs. honing your craft

The reason Ward’s advice to “write out loud” resonated so much with me is that after a year of studying writing I’m looking around wondering where the hell my voice went. I’ve been studying Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT, … Continue reading

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re-drafting

just sent Valerie Parv/fairygodmother the new draft of my first chapter and I am…nervous. Redrafting and re-imagining something that you’ve already written is not easy. And it brings the risk factor in all over again. Some of the things I’ve … Continue reading

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