Category Archives: Editing

Paying Attention to Advice About Writing

Over 30 years, I have written six novels and a memoir. My earliest attempts began when I was attending university. When I look back at these initiations into the world of writing, I see the immature and awkward fumblings of … Continue reading

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Cover Design for my Book

I do not have any children of my own but I have two nieces who are now in their mid-twenties, pursuing careers that interest them. One is a qualified art therapist; the other works in public relations at Disney and … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Writing a Novel Over Time

There are countless challenges in writing a novel. This is no surprise to people who have written a book. One of the biggest obstacles for me is a book that takes many years to write. I have written short stories … Continue reading

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The Nasty but Necessary Business of Editing

When teaching students what is involved in the writing process, we stress the importance of rough drafts, proofreading, and revising. They don’t always get why rewriting is necessary and so there are the expectant protests and groans when they are … Continue reading

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