Posts Tagged Writing
New and beginning authors often (loudly) assert their ability to edit their own work. If you are “editing” your own manuscript, you have a fool for a client. There is no such thing as self-editing—the best you can do is make revisions and admire your work. For that reason, we need other eyes on our work.
As authors, we see what we intended to write rather than what was written. We misread clumsy sentences and overlook words that are missing or are included twice in a row. If you are in a critique group, you have a great resource in your fellow authors—they will spot things you have overlooked your work just as you do in theirs.
The first draft of any manuscript is the story as it flowed out of your mind and onto the paper. Yes, there is life and energy in your words, but your manuscript is not publishable at this stage, no matter how many times you go over it.
Let’s Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should (Third Edition) (Let’s Get Publishing Book 1)
by David Gaughran
Genre: Writing, Research & Publishing/Writing Skills/Business
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Learn how to publish your work like a pro and start building your audience with the most comprehensive and up-to-date self-publishing guide on the market today. Packed with practical, actionable advice, Let’s Get Digital delivers the very latest best practices on publishing your work and finding readers.
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And that’s just for starters…
by Andrea Lundgren
I was thinking about this the other day while on hold. I was waiting for a break in the music that signaled that someone was going to rescue me from the unending monotony, so when the music would change from stringed instruments music to a pause, I’d get excited…only to have the music start another movement.
And it got me thinking about plotting. I realized there are three things we can learn from good music (and from bad music, in a let’s-avoid-doing-what-they-did sort of way).
Camp NaNoWriMo, AtoZ Challenge, #52weeks52stories, countless WIPs and word prompts all over the place! April is a huge writing month and thousands upon thousands of writers are writing… something! If we’re lucky, we get to type those two wonderful little words, The End. But there’s a whole lot of drama, foolishness and shenanigans before we get there!
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True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa
by Michael Finkel
Genre: Nonfiction/Biography & Memoirs/Journalism
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Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Jonah Hill & James Franco and Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures
When New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo–who has taken on Finkel’s identity–his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse. True Story weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, deceit, and redemption, following Finkel’s relentless pursuit of the shocking truth.