Posts Tagged ‘Editing’

5 Tips For Motivated Editing

October 29th, 2013 No comments

Do you have editing fatigue? Trouble getting motivated? Can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel? Try these five easy steps to pull you through the editing process! Read more…

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Crafting an Epic – Part five

June 11th, 2013 No comments

Being a creator of worlds is a big responsibility! Knowing your characters and plot isn’t enough – you have to know what they’re wearing and why. And that’s just the start. Read more…

Waning Enthusiasm and Writing Grumbles

May 14th, 2013 2 comments

Sometimes everything just goes your way – characters chat like they’re real, plot points slide into place like lubed puzzle pieces, backstory surfaces subtley and effortlessley – oh who am I kidding! It’s hell all the time! Here are a couple of things that are worrying me this week. Read more…

Writers Write – Seeing the Cliché Through New Eyes

April 9th, 2013 No comments

Another one of those writing maxims and possibly the most obvious, and self-descriptive one of all. So what could I possibly have to say about the advice that “writers write”? Read more…

Crafting an Epic – Part 3

April 2nd, 2013 No comments

Getting stuck sucks, but when you’re working on something this big, you’re bound to run aground at least once. Here’s some ways of approaching that slow grind. Read more…

Crafting an Epic – Part Two

March 12th, 2013 2 comments

Wherein we speak of motivation, doubt, and fitting new material into the old. Read more…

Speed Vs. Quality?

February 19th, 2013 1 comment

Like it or not, a writer’s livelihood depends on getting stuff out the door. But what is best? A meticulous, or rapid production cycle? Read more…

Ten Great Posts From 2012!

January 1st, 2013 No comments

It’s yearly-round-up-time! I much prefer this way of celebrating the new year to keeping your neighbours awake phoning everyone you know and yelling “HAPPY NEW YEAR!” at them, then keeping your crappy party music going until four in the morning. Read more…

Better With Every Project?

December 4th, 2012 No comments

Setting aside my latest draft I return to an edit of a previous story. And I’m struck by how much I have improved since then. Am I getting better all the time or am I just confused? Read more…

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What I Learnt From Failing – Part One of Infinite

November 27th, 2012 1 comment

I’d like to take a step back and really examine some of the basics of writing, really get down to brass tacks, so to speak. The reason? Well, this week, during a bit of back and fourth on a long gestating collaborative project, I felt like the project had burst, and I couldn’t take it any further. Read more…