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December 11, 2012
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NaNoWriMo? No. No.

Did I write the first 50,000 words of my novel? Is that why I’ve been MIA from my blog for so long? Sadly, no. And, happily. Instead of writing a pile of you-know-what, I’ve been working on some excellent projects … Continue reading

June 13, 2012
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Ready for this Book Release

  Just Released! An Irish Miracle by Rob Mahan is available for purchase in both print and electronic versions.  My copy, signed by the author, who just happens to be my client, arrived in the mail this week and it … Continue reading

April 21, 2012
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The Perfect Client

The perfect client reads as well as writes.  The perfect client has done his or her research on editing and writing, is a good listener, and is willing to pay a professional rate for the professional services requested.  The perfect client … Continue reading

March 17, 2012
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Here’s a great event for Sacto locals, and advice for all: Never Stop Seeking Knowledge

Today’s California Writers Club meeting, from 11-1  is  a panel discussion: Show, Don’t Tell and Rework, Reuse, Resell When is exposition your best choice for revealing information? What are other options and how do you choose? This is a subject relevant … Continue reading

March 12, 2012
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Bigger isn’t always better

In the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of Poets & Writers, there are several essays on community driven publishing, one of which is written by Steve Almond.  In it, he says, “Bigger is always better in the American imagination. But I am … Continue reading

February 28, 2012
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San Francisco Writers follow up

After spending the weekend with a wide representation of the writing and publishing community, I am more excited than ever to be a part of it.  The SFWC has changed form even in the short time that I’ve been involved … Continue reading

February 8, 2012
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Editing, writing, digital publishing, from textbooks to fiction, meetings and events…

This has been a wonderfully busy first quarter, with a cornucopia of activities to keep me sharp. The Nor Cal EFA hosted speaker Judith Horstman in January, and she provided the participants with insider information about writing for magazines and … Continue reading

December 14, 2011
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Why a self-publisher needs an editor: Other uses for an editor

Developmental edits. Substantive edits. Line edits.  A self-publisher could use professional assistance in all of these areas.  There are other uses for an editor as well.      

November 30, 2011
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Why you need an editor: Developmental and Substantive Editing

We believe we know everything there is to know about our characters. We believe we have created a compelling read, a clear conflict, characters the reader can either love or fear for, a satisfying resolution.  But the problem is, we’re … Continue reading

November 16, 2011
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Why you need an editor: Professional Read

At this past weekend’s Self Publishing Boot Camp, I was privileged to speak on the topic of editing for self-publishers.  I had only 30 minutes to speak on the topic, and I wanted to cover the nuts and bolts of … Continue reading