Category Archives: editing

Which way is best?

We all want to be as efficient as possible when writing. Our most valuable resource is time. Our time is irreplaceable. The clock is always ticking and it always moves forward. Is it better to put words on the page … Continue reading

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Naming Characters? Be kind to your readers

Not long ago I was concerned that I might not be able to fulfill my New Years’ Resolution of reading 21 books in 2021. One of the reasons for this was the relatively large number of books I did not … Continue reading

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Blog of Accountability

My last blog announced two New Years Resolutions. I haven’t given up or abandoned them…yet. However, I have been procrastinating writing this blog of accountability, hoping to be able to announce a stellar performance. Three stars is not exactly stellar. … Continue reading

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Proofreading Your Work

Proofreading your own work is one of the most demanding tasks required as you ready your manuscript to meet the world.  Why? Because the brain sees what it thinks is there. Count the number of errors in the excerpt above.  … Continue reading

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Conquer Your Computer

The first thing to understand is that, contrary to outward appearances, the computer is not deliberately trying to frustrate you. Kicking it or throwing it against the wall will not make it behave any better, and is probably not covered … Continue reading

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