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Good folks, nearing the end of my second in series I've met a problem. Two people speak to each othe…
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It seems the Book Club has gone a bit dead, so I thought I'd give a recommendation for anyone who's …
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  •  · I've enjoyed all her books despite their length (although I find her hero Lynley faintly implausible…
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Does anyone write other things other than books?I've learned recently about Personal Essays. I've be…
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  •  · Oh my goodness! That's exciting! I wish the non fiction proposal was now! lol.  I need to put one to…
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What stage do you print your manuscript? Before or after the layers of editing?I've done the structu…
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  •  · What do you mean by 'big chunky edits', Holly? The bigger picture stuff? (structure?)
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Hello All -- Continuing on my theme of self-editing last week, should each draft of an MS focus on a…
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  •  · Ok, great. Thanks so much Jane. Really helpful.
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Right everyone, let's keep each other on point. What's your word count goal for this month? Share yo…
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  •  · Yes, I keep everything, because you never know when you're going to need something, which also expla…
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Hi everyone!I'm back from my week off (more about that in a min) and catching up with the community …
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  •  · Long belated congratulations on your book deal, L. Love your writing - you're very generous sharing …
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Hi, folks. I've been studying this issue. When I started writing seriously, a librarian friend of mi…
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  •  · Semi colons are my favourite, so probably use them instead of any dashes at all. I tend to do short …
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I'm a complete geek for reading about writing. Not so much "how to" books (although some of those ar…
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  •  · I'm reading Bird by Bird now - and I'm loving it! Because it's not a "preaching" book on writing. It…
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There is a thread about self-editing and when it's time to stop (so helpful!).I have a prelude quest…
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  •  · I participated in NaNoWriMo last year and I wrote 50,000+ words in a month. But. It was such a... Wa…
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Problem of the day: how do you know when you have done enough self-editing? I've completed Draft Two…
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  •  · Absolutely! Whizzing around, endlessly!
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When wielded properly, a short flashback can help enrich characters, ground emotionally-charged scen…
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  •  · I suspect the weaving in of backstory depends on where you are in the tale.  If it is a fast action …