Archive of all blog posts tagged 'editing'

2020


The Answer Print Stage (2020/05/10 05:00)
If I was a filmmaker, my latest book would be at what could be the "answer print" phase. Done, but not quite *done*.

Kindly Educate Me About My Suckage (2020/04/30 08:00)
More on how most writers are not good givers of writerly feedback. Few people are.

By Hook Or By Book Or By Crook (2020/04/29 05:00)
On how my friend and fellow writer Matt is against the idea of the "hook" as a narrative mechanism.

The Me Agenda (2020/04/09 08:00)
I'm not on anyone's schedule but my own, although it's sometimes hard to remember that.

The Fifth Time Around (2020/03/29 08:00)
On keeping the edit wheels turning on "Fall Of The Hammer".

2019


How To Make Up Your Flippin' Mind (2019/08/25 08:00)
Learn to cut stuff, lest your creative work becomes one giant act of paralysis.

Rewriting Is Writing Is Rewriting (2019/03/28 05:00)
Is rehearsing.

Revisionism (2019/03/19 08:00)
The temptation to go back and touch up one's on work is strong.

Kill Process And Reboot (2019/02/26 05:00)
On stopping in the middle of a first draft and starting over, sort of.

2018


A Few Less Words Next Time (2018/10/22 05:00)
No good story is ever too long and no bad story is ever too short, but that's still no reason to waste breath.

The Do-Over (2018/06/24 08:00)
What, I'm still editing the latest novel?! Well, yeah.

Fixer Upper Insights (2018/06/19 08:00)
Some bits gleaned from the latest round of editing on my book.

Spotless Mirrors, And All That (2018/05/31 08:00)
The editing and rewriting process for any of my books always exposes me to the same dilemmas.

A Better Beta (2018/05/21 08:00)
On giving, getting, and using good feedback on your work.

Copyediting With A Machete (2018/03/12 08:00)
On avoiding the temptation to edit drastically, late in the game.

2017


If I Had More Time, I Would Have Written a Shorter Novel (2017/09/04 07:00)
On my unease with creating longer works.

Not For The Lazy! (2017/09/01 07:00)
On resisting a reworking.

You Did That For A Reason, Remember? (2017/08/26 07:00)
On rewriting: "No, no, I can't cut that, it's there for a REASON!"

Post First Draft Blues (And Greens) Dept. (2017/07/03 09:00)
Some more detailed thoughts on having finished Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned.

Finish Lines Are Just New Starting Guns Dept. (2017/07/03 01:00)
I finished Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned draft 1 last evening....

Brevity Being The Soul Of Wit And All That Dept. (2017/05/23 08:00)
It's far harder to write a good short book than a good long one.

2016


A Bigger And Better Excuse Dept. (2016/01/25 01:00)
When does justification for a creative decision fall short?

Plugging One's Ears Dept. (2016/01/19 10:00)
On ignoring bad advice, part two.

2015


Fold It In Half Dept. (2015/09/13 10:00)
Still hard at work.

Unfolded Dept. (2015/05/01 10:00)
Now the really hard work begins for 'Welcome to the Fold': finding an audience for it.


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