Let’s take a peek at the cogs inside the machine and talk about why I write and how I write on Behind the Scenes Sunday! Today I’d like to talk about one of the most important parts of being a writer – learning how to accept and grow from critique.
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Behind the Scenes Sunday
Let’s take a peek at the cogs inside the machine and talk about why I write and how I write on Behind the Scenes Sunday! Today I’d like to talk about the extremely important step of editing. You’ve written the book, a gargantuan task in and of itself, but now, now you have to take out your ‘red pen’ and go to work on it, snipping here, tucking there, and shaping it into the wonderful work of art you know it should be.
“Art is Never Finished”
“Art is never finished, only abandoned”. This is a famous quote, often used when talking about the subject I wish to address today: how to know when a piece of writing is done. It’s a simple enough question. When am I finished? By what yardstick can I measure completeness when it comes to my work?Continue reading ““Art is Never Finished””
Editing 101 – 5 Things You’ll Need
I’ve spent a lot of time on this site talking about the difficulties of writing – how hard it can be to sit down and consistently put pen to paper. But after the writing is done, there’s a whole other step that I wanted to take some time today to touch on: editing. Now editingContinue reading “Editing 101 – 5 Things You’ll Need”