Look what I just got in the mail! That’s right. It IS a copy of Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard. A week ago, I entered this contest on the Instagram page of Atlantic Books – the publisher. I was one of the winners, and today I received my prize in the mail, postmarked from London… Read More Book mail is the best mail
Question for today: Do you prefer to edit on your computer or on paper? I’ve always been one to edit (and write) on my computer. In an effort to save paper and time (I can type faster than I write by hand), I’ve always gone to my computer. But recently, I was working with this one… Read More Do you prefer to edit on your computer or on paper?
Things you’ll need: One computer A draft of your novel An outline Classical music Books Snacks (candy is preferred) Emotional endurance Social media avoidance Twitter — Directions: Start by turning on your computer and opening the draft of your manuscript. Stare at your novel for at least fifteen minutes before beginning. This step is… Read More Recipe for Edited Manuscript
Hello, blog! How’s it going? Good? Great. I’m still editing my manuscript, of course, but let’s not talk about that today. (: I’ve found that when editing, sometimes it’s helpful to take a step back and turn my attention to other things, so my mind can be clear when I do go back to my MS. We’ll do… Read More Not about editing
I’ve been editing my manuscript lately, and it’s been a lot of work. That said, I don’t dislike editing. I actually really enjoy those moments of breakthrough when I know I’ve just made my story infinitely better. And I’ve found that when editing (as many people have said before), it’s best to not try to fix everything at… Read More It’s all in the timing