Monthly Archives: July 2012

You’re not THAT special

I know you have great ideas. You want to break new ground in your writing. You can say it better with more emotion and can create an impact far beyond others who toil at the craft. Well, I’m sorry, it’s … Continue reading

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What are two pages a day worth?

Two pages are approximately 500 words Two pages can be accomplished within a half an hour Two pages a day, in a week is 14 pages – over 4% of a 300 page book Two pages a day results in … Continue reading

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Critique group formats – email, readout loud, online what about yours?

I have participated in several critique groups. They all have provided invaluable insight into how my word affects people. In addition, readers often catch miss-matched plot lines, unnecessary or distracting details and unintentional time/date references thus increasing the quality of … Continue reading

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writing conferences – the place where information and agents find YOU.

I thought conferences were for those writers who had a dozen finished projects in their files, and went off seeing representation. Boy was i wrong. I’ve been to several this year, and not only did I meet some amazing writers … Continue reading

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finally, how to delete really fast its awesome

I know you probably know this, but I have been looking for how to select and delete large portions of a 300 page manuscript. After spending many intense seconds, I discovered a blog about highlight to the end of a … Continue reading

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Is rewriting two pages the same as creating two pages?

No doubt about it, reworking a page is not like creating one. Although the same amount of “work” might go into the revising as the forging the new, the process is different. However, both have similarities. A weekly (or monthly) … Continue reading

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3by3 hits reality

Our first meeting in Pasadena will be happening tomorrow. If you’re interested and in the area, sign up there are only three spaces left. http://www.meetup.com/3by3-writers/events/67444512/ We’ll be setting up critique groups, more information on the 3by3 writing method and great … Continue reading

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