What An Editor Can Do For You

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Lyla-photo200xThis week I’m presenting you an interview I did with my own editor, Lyla L. Haggard. We cover some common mistakes writers make (with examples and fixes), the best writer-editor relationship and flow for her, and what an editor on a long project like a novel actually does with you.

1. Overall, what are the most common mistakes you usually correct in a writer’s work?

I would say that most beginning ...

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Intuitve Writing: Part 2

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Artist Anna JanosikIntuitive writing involves having a ready connection to and trust of your voice. So, what is your voice? What is intuition?

Near the end of the midway point of this blog I detail the exercise for you (audio file included) and how I took my protégée from her list-making, technical writing habit into the land of rich and creative storytelling. Hang in there. As Robin Williams said, playing the ...

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Intuitive Writing: Part 1

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Artist Anna JanosikI invited one of the people I teach how to express herself creatively to challenge me with a writing project similar to the ones I give her. The premise was that I would do this while she waited and then go over with her what I did mentally, as best I could explain, to produce the story by using intuition rather than planning and outline.

I don’t write ...

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New Perspectives To Help Your Writing

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stick-figure-writing-200xYesterday the fingers flew over the keyboard again. One of the things that a person writing a novel has to keep in mind is not to rush things. I remember when I started the Unnatural series I had no intention to create a series. Words just flowed right along with the story as it unveiled in my head, and it turned out to be larger than I expected. But ...

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Making Time For Your Writing With 30s

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30-zoneThe greatest challenge to my ability to make writing my full time job is that I have two, and sometimes three, other part-time jobs eating my time. They are hungry, those jobs. They are.

There are days when I literally wake at 3am, work two jobs, squeeze in an hour of writing, and then hit the third job before my head hits the pillow at 10 or 11pm. The next day ...

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