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My writing group died, and that’s OK

I used to have a link at the top of this page for my writing group — but now it’s gone. And so is my writing group. But I’m not in mourning anymore. In fact, I’m looking forward to not … Continue reading

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Revision: Paper vs. screen steel cage match

I’ve written before about how I’m approaching some things differently with the revision on my recently completed work in progress, Arcanum. After some consideration, though, there’s one thing I’m doing the same: revising on paper. It is certainly true that … Continue reading

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New words for new worlds

I read recently that Shakespeare invented some 1,700 words. Considering that his published vocabulary was about 17,000 words, that means he used a new word for every 10 he wrote, on average, including ones like “hobnob,” “rant,” and “eyeball.” We … Continue reading

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Cutting

So I’m getting close to finishing the first draft of my WIP, and my thoughts are turning to revision. With the first book I actually finished (thanks to Holly Lisle’s How To Think Sideways course), I used Holly’s one-pass manuscript … Continue reading

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