Category Archives: FATE

Learning the Business

I may not know everything there is to know about writing or the business of writing (yet), but I’m not afraid to learn.  I’m treating my writing career like a business, and if I want to be successful, I need … Continue reading

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‘F’ is for…

‘F’ is for Finished, as in done for the day, ‘I’ is for Iterations, no more will they play, ‘N’ is for Numbers, at the top of the page, ‘A’ is for Anger, no more I will rage. ‘L’ is … Continue reading

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Peeling the Onion

There comes a point (or several) when your manuscript is ready (or not) for aliens.  Not the kind from outer space, but real READERS.   For the FATE manuscript, I asked two fellow writers whom I’d met at a writing workshop.  … Continue reading

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Page Envy

Last night, I attended the Boise Speculative Fiction Writers group.  This is a loosely organized group of approximately 20 members has been meeting once a month at an indie bookstore for several years.  We don’t have club officers or membership … Continue reading

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Oh, what I don’t know about editing…

I recently recieved some additional reader feedback on the latest iteration of the Fate manuscript (thank you, Elizabeth!), and given that I’ve got another month to go in the queue before it’s my turn with the professional editor, I decided to … Continue reading

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Edit Shmedit… Now I get it!

I’m finishing up the new new edit of the Fate manuscript, feeling very good about myself.  I like it.  It’s better.  Stronger.  I’ve added two new subplots, and some twists that (I think) are fun and more interesting.  I’ve rewritten … Continue reading

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Letting Words Fly…

I got two big mailings finished up this week.  The first was a revised edit of the first three FATE chapters for an agent.  The second big mailing will go out today; it’s pre-work for an upcoming writer’s retreat, WRITING … Continue reading

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