Tagged: editing

beta readers, beta readers, beta readers

I can’t overstate the importance of beta readers. I’ve been working on Bunny of Destiny with the idea that it was pretty close to done. But then. A friend from the #redditwriters group offered...

less is more…unless it’s more

I’m a fan of Strunk & White’s Elements of Style; it’s one of the few physical books I want nearby so I can leaf through it on demand. The demand, however, arises quite often...

it’s never that simple

it’s never that simple

So my next story, Aisle Five, Halfway Down, Top Shelf, is approaching “done.” Extraneous crap removed, structural flaws resolved, ambiguities clarified. Most importantly, it passed the Liza test; she laughed. Now proofing and polishing,...

welcome back, my friends, to the edit that never ends

welcome back, my friends, to the edit that never ends

Editing Driving Lessons some more. Really missing the funny in some places– it’s harder than it looks. And what the hell was I thinking, concocting a word like “mythofecalconfectionate”? Get over yourself, Pen– come...