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The Power of Rewriting

While editing, many writers find themselves stuck. The words have been jumbled about, commas have been added, but the prose is still missing something. You’ve tried adding description, adding background information, taking out some dialogue, but it’s still not working quite right. If you’ve reached this point, take a breath, relax, and read on. Don’t… Continue reading The Power of Rewriting

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Tips to Tighten Prose (And Reduce Word Count)

Whether you want to focus your writing or you have a target word count to get down to, tightening your prose can strengthen your writing. For me, I have a 115K YA fantasy draft (Masked) that I am trying to get down to the 90K-110K range. Rather than cutting out whole scenes, I have been exploring… Continue reading Tips to Tighten Prose (And Reduce Word Count)

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Quarterly Goals for 2016 (January-March)

Writing/Editing Goals: Finish Editing the books I wrote during Nanowrimo (into 2nd draft form) Redraw map for Nanowrimo story (and possibly get it professionally remastered) Work on rewrite of Wolf Havoc (working title) Complete plotline for Wolf Havoc Complete chapter map (bullet point list of events that happen in each chapter) for Wolf Havoc Other Goals: Read at least 15… Continue reading Quarterly Goals for 2016 (January-March)