Something I learned about writing today: The Joy of Delete

  “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” Stephen King, On Writing. I received some feedback from an agent friend of mine a couple weeks ago and have been doing a lot of work revising the manuscript in question lately. However, when I got to the part where she suggested I cut out any words not […]

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Something I learned about writing today: It takes a village

I don’t know if anyone else besides the author and the people listed within them ever actually reads them, but I have soft spot for Acknowledgments pages. They are like a little peak behind the scenes, a tiny glimpse into how the book in my hand was created. And sometimes a much needed lull at […]

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Something I learned about writing today: Read it out loud!

Flawless, smooth, and without a single misplaced comma to be found. That was pretty much what I thought of my manuscript excerpt when I brought it to my monthly writing group last Thursday. Naturally I was totally wrong. As I started to read the pages out loud to the group, a myriad of mistakes suddenly popped […]

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