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EDITING PROCESS

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Blog, Writing | 0 comments

Write a book? You’re not done yet. You’ll need to edit it. But don’t go about it haphazardly. If you have a process, it will ensure the best possible editing and keep you moving to the finish line. Here’s my process. Step 1: Write the first draft. This is the fun part, so enjoy! Step 2: Give it breathing room. I ignore a book at...

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BETTER THAN I DESERVE

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Blog, Writing | 0 comments

At church, an older fellow named Jim has a pat answer to the question of how he’s doing. “Better than I deserve,” he says with a smile. When I think about my writing career, the same is true. It got started when I was in college, trying to figure out how I could use words to say something that needed to be said. Something I felt inside...

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CHARACTERS TO FIT THE AUDIENCE

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Blog, Writing | 0 comments

Long ago, I took a big step with my first middle grade book, I’m 12 Years Old And I Saved The World. So I cleaned up the first few chapters and—after making sure she was game—shot it over to a writer friend who has at least a dozen books in the last bookstore you visited. She gave it a read, chopped off the first six chapters (Ouch!), and told me...

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