Once upon a time, I, like my father, would criticize everything about a story, whether it be a book or tv show or movie. Does everything line up, or are there loops needing to be closed? Plot holes! We've got plot holes here! Are the characters relatable? Was it executed well both in writing and… Continue reading Critiquing Stories
Yep, it's that time of year again when I have to re-image teacher and student devices and get ready for the new teachers coming into the district. This year I'm blacking out July 16th through September 7th. Editing will be unavailable during this time. I'm returning to work today after a week-long vacation, and I'm… Continue reading Editing 2018
If you're one of my clients, or a potential new client, you may want to read this.... We're coming up on August soon, which is the start of school here and my busiest time of year at the day job, so the entire month of August is blocked out to any type of editing or… Continue reading Editing News
...because Spring Break, yo! I will be unavailable for copy and line edits March 14-23 so I can work on my own writing/editing. My editor has promised to have my book Dusk of Death back to me by then, and I can't wait to work on it. I'd like to release it this summer, especially at Phoenix Comicon.… Continue reading FYI on Spring Copy Edits
Yeah, I know. I've basically vanished from cyberspace like Egypt during protests. I thought last semester was tough with all the reading and writing I had to do for two literature classes.
DISCLAIMER: This post is meant to be humorous and in no way constitutes actual editing rules to live by (well, maybe a few). I just thought I’d put something together to make you laugh at my expense during my final edit of The Vampyre Prophecy. So, go forth, laugh, enjoy, COMMENT. I swear, it’s like I’d have… Continue reading Rules of Editing – Part III
DISCLAIMER: This post is meant to be humorous and in no way constitutes actual editing rules to live by (well, maybe a few). I just thought I'd put something together to make you laugh at my expense during my final edit of The Vampyre Prophecy. So, go forth, laugh, enjoy, COMMENT. I swear, it's like… Continue reading Rules of Editing – Part I
Since the spammers are being stupid now and only leaving me comments with links, which I won't EVER approve OR discuss outside of this sentence due to their subject matter (things best left for erotic tales and little blue pills), I will now have to switch topics. So there will be no more Spam Comment… Continue reading Writing/Editing Tip of the Week – Passive Voice
For the past week, I've been attempting to come up with something to write for today's post, especially since I missed posting last week. I'm still at a loss, so I figured I'd just start writing the fucking thing and see what happens. This is the result. *Note: there will likely be a lot of… Continue reading Sorry for the Absence . . .
I've been editing Nemesis like crazy . . . okay, that might not be true because I've been dealing with mammograms, ultrasounds (both came back fine), CT scans of my head (no, it is NOT empty, just as y'all believed), and the new development of migraines because I've had one for the past two weeks. Seriously?… Continue reading So, Here’s the Deal . . .