Tag Archives: Editing
Do I Have a Title?
I originally thought the title of my novel-in-progress was going to be Deep Fire. I had envisioned writing a science fiction thriller set on a mining station in space, but that wasn’t the novel I wound up writing. I never … Continue reading
As anyone who’s been reading my site for a while has probably noticed, I’m a terrible copyeditor. My posts are filled with typos, missing words, and all sorts of other errors. I know I’m a poor copyeditor, and knowing this, … Continue reading
Your Editor is Your Friend
An editor should be a writer’s best friend. A good editor can take a decent story and help the writer make it a very good, or even great, one. I’ve had the opportunity to work with several editors that I … Continue reading
One More Pass
I’ve nearly finished a story that has been difficult to write (it seems like I’ve been writing a lot of difficult stories recently). The subject matter is dark and the emotions in the story strike dangerously close to home for me. I … Continue reading
Beware the Cavalcade of Terror!
With the internet, news can spread like wildfire in a wind storm. I first caught of wind of this “writer beware” news yesterday (via Codex), and awoke this morning to find it had set the speculative-writing community ablaze. The story, … Continue reading
Killing Your Darlings
As part of my “training” to break into professional fiction writing, I routinely critique stories by other writers. (I do this both when asked and when I read, but that’s fodder for another post.) I recently critiqued a story in … Continue reading