My First Time: Draft Revisions


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I finally started! It took me–no joke–an hour to get through the first page. Then, the next morning, I realized it still wasn’t quite right and went over it for a second time. Then a third. There are, like, five original sentences left now, and I’m still not feeling great about it. Can one over-revise? Is that a thing? I’ve now made it up to the fourth chapter, but I have to say, this new pair of writer shoes I’m walking in are not even remotely

Outlining Like a Boss


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If there is one aspect of writing I feel at all confident about at this stage, it’s outlining. Which might be somewhat unexpected, considering I only learned about the practice a year or so ago. Before that, I was a pantser all the way. And for my troubles, I started a couple hundred stories and finished none of them. Outlining, when I discovered it, felt like someone had given me a map, when before I’d just been kind of wandering from pretty bush, to interesting

Loquaciously Inclined vs. Wordy


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As I mentioned in Monday’s post, I’m working on a story idea I’m calling A Little Bit Broken. Well, last night I seriously considered changing that title to A Lotta Bit Broken. Here’s what happened. I first started plotting out this story back in August and actually started writing it on September 1st. I got 105 pages in when I realized that it was all jumbled and too long. Like, I hadn’t even gotten to the halfway point, which was supposed to be around page 80.