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Revising An Old Story — And Boy Does It Need A New Cover, Too

(This post first appeared on my Patreon page on the 21st. Become a patron and see posts early, get FREE ebooks before anyone else can get them, and help me on my quest to feed a family of five with my dreams!)   For a little while now, I've been kicking around the idea of... Continue Reading →

Hacking A Story Apart…

(This post first appeared on my Patreon page on 24 February. Patrons -- even if all they can spare is one thin dollar per month -- see my posts first. They also get to see the stories I publish 30 days in advance, plus a FREE .pdf copy, even if I charge for the ebook... Continue Reading →

Six Word Story, After Editing

I wrote this six word story earlier today on Twitter, and I realized that I had made a mistake. A critical mistake. I semicolon-ed where I should have comma-d. It makes a difference. It makes a BIG difference. Even when what you're doing is only six(ish) words long, editing is very important. So without further ado, the corrected story: He... Continue Reading →

Editors For Great Justice

Earlier today I watched a bit of the Zimmerman trial (if you've been living under a rock or live outside the USA where I'm guessing it's not such a big news item, here's a basic rundown) because I'm somewhat interested and also apparently a bit masochistic this morning/early afternoon.  As I listened, something occurred to... Continue Reading →

Title Number 39, Almost Finished

My last entry included an excerpt from a work in progress, one I'm finishing up now.  I've completed the first draft and am in the middle of a readthrough and editing... which goes slowly when you do it all yourself.  The recommendation I see is that you never edit your own work. I would add... Continue Reading →

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