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On Having Written

On Having Written

Don’t like to write, but like having written. I found this quote and the corresponding investigation into where it came from the other day while meandering through the internet. Turns out, this quote is first attributed to the writer Frank Norris in the early 1900’s. He also mentioned a few other things that set off my writer alarms — such as agonizing over the first draft, and barely revising thereafter (isn’t that what we’re not supposed to do according to every writer manual…

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Writers, Please Raise Your Hands…

Writers, Please Raise Your Hands…

..if you’ve EVER committed one of these errors listed in this article, Ten Things That Make an Editor Stop Reading Your Manuscript. I’ll be the first to admit, my hand is waving around in the air waiting to be called on. Oh please, me me me me!! Seriously, though. In reading these tips, I couldn’t help but think to the first novel I ever wrote…and then the second…and then the third….and then the fourth…and then the one I’m actively working on…

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The Great Prologue Debate

The Great Prologue Debate

I’m actively revising my next novel to be submitted soon, and in doing so, I’ve had a lot of trouble with the chapter lengths. On my first formal revision, I felt like my chapters were way too short — sometimes only 5 pages, double spaced!! — so I rectified this by combining. A lot. And then I felt like they were too long. And then I said “F it” and sent it to my beta readers, assuming that hitting the ‘send’…

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