Posts Tagged: editing

writing group

Hi guys— I didn’t have time to read the new applicant’s submission word-for-word, but I don’t think I have good feedback for his piece. I agree that his background sounds exciting and interesting, but his writing is not something I’d ever choose to

writing group

Hi guys— I didn’t have time to read the new applicant’s submission word-for-word, but I don’t think I have good feedback for his piece. I agree that his background sounds exciting and interesting, but his writing is not something I’d ever choose to

An Aha (HahahaWaaah!) Moment

Recently, I have found myself doing something I have no word for. Maybe the word doesn’t exist or maybe I just don’t know it. Perhaps you could help me figure this out. Example #1:   I’m at the park with

An Aha (HahahaWaaah!) Moment

Recently, I have found myself doing something I have no word for. Maybe the word doesn’t exist or maybe I just don’t know it. Perhaps you could help me figure this out. Example #1:   I’m at the park with

self-reflection

I didn’t know what my novel What Would Water Do was about until I finished it.  Because Averil asked, and because of recent conversations with Raina and Josey, I will tell you specifically what I learned.   My writing (at

self-reflection

I didn’t know what my novel What Would Water Do was about until I finished it.  Because Averil asked, and because of recent conversations with Raina and Josey, I will tell you specifically what I learned.   My writing (at

Dirty Parts (Revised)

Her father doesn’t like to get his hands dirty. He’s a perma-press kind of guy with plastic in his collar and a sharp crease down each leg. The palms of his hands are as soft as the leather-covered steering wheel in

Dirty Parts (Revised)

Her father doesn’t like to get his hands dirty. He’s a perma-press kind of guy with plastic in his collar and a sharp crease down each leg. The palms of his hands are as soft as the leather-covered steering wheel in

one is the oneliest number (chapter 25, part 2)

… Lang makes notes to draw this out for a few more moments in order to fully underscore their physical and psychological distance.  The music bridges over to the next montage that begins with Edna sitting on the patio in

one is the oneliest number (chapter 25, part 2)

… Lang makes notes to draw this out for a few more moments in order to fully underscore their physical and psychological distance.  The music bridges over to the next montage that begins with Edna sitting on the patio in

her hands are not beautiful (part 1 of chapter 14)

    (photo courtesy Jo) The hunched, black-clothed form of Mademoiselle Reitz shuffles up to the piano, gives a haughty little bow and plops down on the bench.  Her hands are not beautiful;  they hang over the keys like frozen buzzards and

her hands are not beautiful (part 1 of chapter 14)

    (photo courtesy Jo) The hunched, black-clothed form of Mademoiselle Reitz shuffles up to the piano, gives a haughty little bow and plops down on the bench.  Her hands are not beautiful;  they hang over the keys like frozen buzzards and