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Category Archives: Editing
Life can be horribly unfair, especially if you are a teen. Or so you may think. Sometimes parents can be right, but not all adult decisions seem just and reasonable. Unfortunately, adults usually have the last word. In her third … Continue reading
“Has it ever occurred to you that a life without failure is a dead life? Because you learn by failing. If you don’t try things, you’ll never learn anything. You’ll never accomplish anything.” Catherine Doherty, Foundress of Madonna House Thomas … Continue reading
Now that we have done about half of the edits on the chapter we have been working on, it should be greatly improved. Let’s look at some other important features. The First Sentence- So many authors spent endless hours … Continue reading
One area of writing craft that doesn’t get a lot of attention is that of writing transitions. You’ve gotten to the end of a scene, or maybe just to the middle, and the characters need to move to a different … Continue reading
“I remember the trembling, nausea, and inability to focus that hit me when I first submitted a chapter to a critique group. That was many years ago. Those symptoms persisted for several years. Despite the agony, I continued to submit … Continue reading
These are the best of times for authors—and possibly the worst of times! The changes in the publishing industry over the past five years are nearly as significant as the advent of the internet. In fact, the two developments are … Continue reading
Part 2 of How to Form and Facilitate a Critique Group As I wrote in my post yesterday, I presented the non-fiction critique workshop at the Catholic Writers Guild Live Conference last week. I drew from my experience as facilitator … Continue reading
The Guild Blog infrastructure has expanded to meet an influx of submissions. Members that had not previously posted, have now shared their work. Others wait in the queue for a posting in the near future. Every Guild member, after checking … Continue reading