Monthly Archives: March 2013

Nicer Character, Nicer Real Life

While working on making a character nicer, I found that I needed to redo one interaction, then just minor tweaks to later scenes. In particular, I needed to reveal her vulnerability just a little to change her from rude and … Continue reading

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Some of Why I Love Editing

As I was trying to improve a minor scene that was dragging down a chapter, I realized that if I deleted it entirely, the chapter would be better, and I could write the minor character out of the book. Zap. … Continue reading

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Happy to Work on Something

I was wondering, just a little, why I was working so hard on my dystopian novel, Hierarchy. While I find it engaging, some of the critiques on critiquecircle.com have suggested basically changing the whole novel. I’ve had a few encouraging … Continue reading

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Back of the Book Blurbs

I struggle to write the back of the book blurb, largely because I don’t like reading them myself. I find they often give away too much about the novel, spoiling some of the better moments of a novel. I decide … Continue reading

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