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Gone Rewriting

I am working on a rewrite of my novel, The Bonne Chance Bakery.  And, of course, the exciting news is that this rewrite is not just for me.  Nope, I am rewriting to the notes from the agent with whom I just signed, Erin Niumata, and one of her readers.   This is all happening […]

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Rewriting: The Middle Way

This is a short-ish post, seeing as how it is two days before Thanksgiving, when I host a dozen family members here for dinner, and the lovely Olivia (19 months) is spending the day with me, and the house needs a lot tad bit of cleaning and, oh right, I do have to figure out […]

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The (Sometimes) Joy of Rewriting

Just in time for Mercury Retrograde, I am launching into the first big rewrite of my novel.  (More on Mercury Retrograde in a moment.) The background         A green door in Pezenas, France. It's a doorway to rewriting, get it? I started this particular novel last year in late September, and finished […]

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Rewriting: Print Out Your Work

Sorry, trees. The topic of today's post impacts your health on this planet, and for that I'm truly sorry. But I'm rediscovering the helpfulness of printing out my work in order to rewrite and revise it.  (I like to make a distinction between the two words.  To me, rewriting is what you do on the […]

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Writing From Vision to Revision

You are a writer. Because, a writer writes.  That's the definition of a writer: someone who writes.  A writer is also someone who understands a couple of things: 1.  Why she writes 2.  The writing process And, furthermore, a writer should also understand that topics to be used in the writing process can be inspired […]

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The Value of (Groan) Structure

So, it was a weekend spent mostly away from the computer.  Two days spent celebrating my birthday with family and friends. And suddenly it is Monday morning again.  Besides numerous manuscripts to read for people and a bunch of unfinished assignments, there's the novel rewrite to get back to once again.  And despite the fact […]

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Rewriting: Its All in the Plan

Facing a rewrite can be difficult, if not downright daunting. You've written a draft (or two, or three), gotten feedback, and now you're ready to make the changes in your manuscript.  So you open the file on your computer….and sit there and stare at the words on the page. Let's admit it, sometimes confronting a […]

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