Thoughts?

I find people are always asking my advice. I don’t really know why. In my eyes, most of my life has been something of a train wreck! Yet it never fails, every time someone I know…even some I don’t know all that well…needs advice, it is me they come to ask.

I hope that my words are helpful to them. Often, it seems easier for me to manage the issues in other lives much better than the issues in my own. I am blunt, but try to be sensitive. I refrain from saying “What kind of idiot are you?”, even when it is my first reaction.

So I am wondering what everyone here thinks about advice columns. Be honest, if I am off my rocker, please don’t be afraid to tell me so. But if I am right and some of you agree that I could be on to something, I’d like to hear that too.

As always keep your eye on my Upcoming Works page, as there will soon be some new material I’m working with. Much love to all and happy writing!

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Rewrite – The Writer’s Bane

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Rewrite – The Writer’s Bane

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Rewrite – The Writer’s Bane

Today I’m going to discuss the bane of writing: Rewriting.

Here’s a brief recap of revising: basically you are fixing scenes, dialogue, fixing the chronology, checking the point of views of the scenes.

Editing recap: checking for spelling errors, mistakes in grammar, and punctuation.

Now, here comes something no writer wants to go through, but sometimes it is necessary: Rewriting. You have finished the first draft of your novel, did some editing and revisions along the way. You have sent the book off to your beta readers and you are sitting down to read it yourself. When you hear back from beta readers your worst fear is realized. What you have written isn’t working. No matter how you try to spin it in your mind, you have a lot of problems. If you were to publish this now, you would…

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