Category Archives: Editing

6 Dates to Disaster, by Cynthia T. Toney

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

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From the President’s Desk – Failure Leads to Success

“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

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Monday’s Writing Tips – Part 2 of Edits 2

  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

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Transitions – How to get your character from here to there

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

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The Catholic Fiction Critique Group

“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

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10 Steps to Indie Publishing

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

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What’s our Mission?

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

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Why a Critique Group?

Part 1 of How to Form and Facilitate a Critique Group I presented the non-fiction critique workshop at the Catholic Writers Guild Live Conference on August 1. I drew from my experience as facilitator and co-facilitator of two different critique … Continue reading

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Guild Committee Activities Report for August, 2014

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

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An Invitation to the Blog

  The Guild Blog Team   Since Guild members actively assist each other, the Catholic Writers Guild officers agreed that the CWG Blog would benefit from increased participation and that a larger team of editors would share the responsibility for … Continue reading

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