Posts Tagged ‘Editing’

Is your story good enough?

March 26th, 2011 No comments

I recently, and unexpectedly asked myself this question of a “finished” story. I came to the conclusion that not only would I have to do a rewrite, but that “good enough” was not really good enough anyway! Read more…

3 Personal Writing Fears

January 22nd, 2011 No comments

It’s one of those inevitable writing topics; the tallest hurdle; the constant doubt; the one thing that most gets in your way. Fear.

But far from the grandiose oppressor, it’s often the little things that really get in the way of putting words on the page. That’s why I’m taking a more personal look at three things that stop me from writing on a day-to-day basis (or maybe from week to week). Read more…

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Crossroads and Cul-de-sacs

January 15th, 2011 No comments

So, I may have mentioned before about the values of A) Doing research, and B) Making things up as you go along.  A lot of my writing has been very improvisational in the past, and this obviously leads to having reams and reams of material where different routes emerge, almost as though I were writing some kind of long winded chose your own adventure book. 

Well, I’ve hit a bit of a snag with this. Read more…

Revisiting Old Work. Again.

August 26th, 2010 No comments

So a few months back, I wrote a post about how stupid it is to revisit old work.  Well, this week I’m playing devil’s advocate.  Read more…

Serialised Fiction – Epilogue

July 15th, 2010 No comments

Yeesh, don’t I ever give it a rest?

It seems not.

Well, in the style of all epilogues, I am going to revisit elements of my previous posts.  Primarily, editing.  Yeah, like I haven’t done that before.  Read more…

Serialised Fiction – Part Eight

June 3rd, 2010 No comments

Despite the minor hiccup I had last week, having to redo the final episode pretty much from scratch, I finally managed to finish this opus this week.  And how do I feel?  Am I overflowing with a sense of achievement?  Satisfaction for having gotten this mammoth under control?  Relief? Read more…

Serialised Fiction – Part Seven

May 27th, 2010 No comments

OK, this week I was really hoping to put this baby to bed.  Bad news is, I couldn’t. 

This does have a silver lining though, because it means I have something to write about in this post!  Read more…

Serialised Fiction – Part Five

May 14th, 2010 No comments

So this week I figured I’d talk about word counts.  I know its one of the things that most writers won’t really think about in any great detail, but word counts are extremely important.  If you write shorter fiction, and have considered submitting your work to any of the number of short story competitions that are run each year (or magazines, for that matter), then word counts become vitally important.  Because short stories especially have strict word count limitations. Read more…

Slowly slowly, catchy novel(y)

April 27th, 2010 No comments

By cripes and jiminy, my novel is coming on slowly! This is fine in a way. Once completed it will be the first novel I have penned ’til the end. But it doesn’t half create some uncertainty. Read more…

Serialised Fiction – Part Two

April 23rd, 2010 No comments

OK, so this week I sucked at my own deadline.  I didn’t even get ONE full episode done this week, let alone two!  I DID manage to write a few scenes from throughout the series, and also to get my “new, revised” arc down and locked.  Go me!  Read more…