Category Archives: Pandora Swift

Just One More Round…

Okay, okay, maybe I do have a little problem.  I finished the first major round of revisions on Glamour yesterday afternoon.  No sooner did I finish writing the final scene than I starting going back into the manuscript to twiddle … Continue reading

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Slogging the Blog: Cool Pics

I confess I am a visually-oriented person.   I started out as an art major in college, and I guess intriguing images have always captured my attention.  That may be part of the reason I enjoy blogging so much; not only … Continue reading

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Digging In

Grrrr.  Revisions really get to me.  Progress is slow and unsatisfying.  To me, writing the first words of the story is a bit like horse racing; I’m trying to get my ideas on the page as fast as possible, before … Continue reading

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2011: The List and the Lesson

For the last several years, I’ve made a goal for myself with regards to reading.  After Stephen King wrote in his wonderful book On Writing about how many books he reads per year, I’ve thought that having a reading goal … Continue reading

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The Editor and The Muse

Last week, I received feedback on the FATE manuscript from the freelance editor, Lorin Oberweger ( She gave me feedback in two forms.  The first, a line-by-line edit which went through the entire manuscript.  A very thorough critique.   Thankfully, … Continue reading

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