Editing

A new look for your writing jigsaw

May 23, 2016 hollie8985 Writing A JigsawWriting Adventures

I’ve known for years that when you edit your own work, it’s a good idea to make it look different. When you read the same words repeatedly, sometimes just once or twice, you stop seeing the words and your brain reads what it thinks should be there. It auto-reads, which is great if you’re making […]

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Can killing your darlings improve your book?

February 6, 2016 hollie8985 Writing Adventures

I’ve heard this phrase for years and always, wrongly, presumed it referred to characters. Any part of our books we’re attached to are our darlings, a cleverly worded comment, a magical paragraph or even a full scene. In the last few days, I’ve been looking at all the unpublished contests being run by various RWA […]

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What are you really saying when you critique?

November 19, 2015 hollie8985 In my opinionWriting Adventures

Many of you know, a while ago I did the Before You Hit Send Workshop, Angela James, runs, she is a beautiful lady, very patient and I would recommend anyone, writer or editor to sign up. You may be surprised how much you can learn from her knowledge and experience. One of the many subjects […]

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Writing Tools

September 25, 2015 hollie8985 Writing Adventures

Writing tools for many are simply a spell checker and thesaurus. They can extend far beyond that, your beta readers and of course, your editors. But, what can we do as authors, and not just new ones like me, to improve our own toolboxes? The uncomplicated answer is to look to those who have more […]

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