Advice, Craft, Editing, Feedback, Revision, Writing

The Many Ways I Edit My Manuscripts, part 2

In my last post, I shared how I make lists in preparation for editing. Now I’ll share my process of editing a manuscript. I think most of this process would apply whether or not you’re an author publisher like me. The number of editing rounds may vary with each book, but this is my general… Continue reading The Many Ways I Edit My Manuscripts, part 2

Feedback, Fiction, Revision, Writing

It’s a good thing I don’t write thrillers!

Recently, a lovely writer friend, acting as my omega reader, suggested I increase the tension in the last third of my next book, An Illusion of Trust. That could only make it a better book, right? She even explained further what she meant by that. Okay, I thought, no problem. Yeah, right. Now I have… Continue reading It’s a good thing I don’t write thrillers!

Editing, Fiction, My Books, Novel, Revision, Writing

Imminent book demise averted!

You may have noticed, it’s been over a week since I last wrote a real post—and if you didn’t notice, please don’t tell me. I’d like to keep the illusion that you’re all hanging on my every word. Anyway, I’ve been busy editing and revising An Illusion of Trust.  The editing was no problem. Then… Continue reading Imminent book demise averted!

Critique, Editing, Feedback, Fiction, Group, Revision, Writing

Whence cometh thy critique?

In the last few days, I started three different blog posts and finished nary a one. Obviously, I’m out of touch with my brain right now. I spent two afternoons working in the garden, so it could be an allergy effect. In any case, I have nothing particularly witty or profound to say at the moment. (But I do sometimes, don’t I?)