Category Archives: Writing tips

Friday’s Musings: Learning to Edit

Sigh, I haven’t read much fiction recently. Well, that isn’t exactly true, I have been reading and editing a science fiction/fantasy book for an author. But I can’t review that book until it is ready for publication. I do hope … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Passive vs. Active

I’m a bit behind posting today. I’ve been planning the next two to three weeks of author interviews and book reviews. I’ve also been reading a lot. A couple weeks ago a new author asked if I would look at … Continue reading

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Reading, Writing and Critiques

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Show or Tell – Word choices and the debate between wordy and descriptive

sharpwittedfl In reading some of the critiques I’ve received from folks, I am working on honing my story craft.  I tend toward too much rather than concise.  Still, I’m getting a bit of the “show” them what’s happening, rather than … Continue reading

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How long is long enough?

Good thoughts other authors may appreciate. sharpwittedfl So, a writing prompt I picked up in my 100 list has morphed into something more than a quick exercise in creativity. I decided to look into the current thinking on story length … Continue reading

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