Category: Revision

Augh! Tuesday Again!: A Tuesday Post of Accountability

Grr. Tuesday snuck up on me this week. Time to be held accountable. 1. I showed up to be critiqued at my writer’s group on Sunday. Took lots of notes on a short story that I’m going to send to Hayden’s Ferry Review for… Continue Reading “Augh! Tuesday Again!: A Tuesday Post of Accountability”

Revising the Plan: A Tuesday Post of Accountability

Happy Tuesday, writerly folk! Tuesdays are accountability day here at Place for the Stolen…so time to see what we accomplished writing-wise this past week: 1. Okay, so I know last week I said to hold me accountable for the End-of-April rough draft plan. I’m… Continue Reading “Revising the Plan: A Tuesday Post of Accountability”

Giving Characters Their Arc

I’m always hesitant when it comes to a Dramatis Personae list anywhere in a book. What it means to me is this: there are too many characters to handle. It means there are too many threads to follow through to a full conclusion. It… Continue Reading “Giving Characters Their Arc”

Believing the "Truth" of Your Own Words: The Enemy of Revision

“I love tremendous and sonorous words. But his words are too hearty to be true. Yet he is by this time convinced of their truth.” ~V.W. The Waves; the character of Bernard describing the Headmaster and his speeches Have you ever found yourself, whether… Continue Reading “Believing the "Truth" of Your Own Words: The Enemy of Revision”

All right, dammit: New Plan. Didn’t get all of the revisions done–forgot to factor in the fact that you actually have to do some new writing when you revise. Banged through a few chapters okay, but had to change stuff I wasn’t expecting, who… Continue Reading “”

Revision…it’s the pits

Last night was Ali’s big thesis critique, and judging from her blog I think she thinks it didn’t go so well. So I think that maybe I didn’t get something across that I meant to. She put a lot of work into those revisions–the… Continue Reading “Revision…it’s the pits”

Galley Stuff

In the last couple weeks, I have had the opportunity to look at the galleys of the magazines in which my stories will be appearing. The experience is a heady one. There are your words, and you didn’t have to type them this time,… Continue Reading “Galley Stuff”

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