Category Archives: Editing

Anatomy of an edit: Less might not be more, but sometimes it’s better

This week’s Flash Friday prompt inspiration was “Pilgrim’s Progress” and the Elements that were given almost wrote the story in my head… only with 100 words +/- 1.. I had my work cut out for me. The first draft started out nicely: Good … Continue reading

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Poetry Workshop or… Mary Tries to Write a Sonnet

What happens when a non rhyming free-form poet tries to write a sonnet?  Why, we end up with a blog post of course.  So, in keeping with my anatomy of a story series here’s one I like to call… Mary tries … Continue reading

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Editing – a few of my favorite mistakes

We all have those typos that live in infamy, those occasions where we edit but leave something behind… The following are a few of my favorites. As you may, or may not know, I’m working on editing the novel I … Continue reading

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FlashFriday – Vol 2-6 – Anatomy of a story

This time, rather than reverse engineer my story’s progress and comment after the fact, I decided to write down the entire process.   As you may or may not know, FlashFriday is a flash fiction (short story/micro fiction) contest that … Continue reading

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Flash Friday #47 – Anatomy of an edit

It’s rare when you write something at 03:00 and like it, it’s really rare when you really don’t like it and a minor tweak can turn it around… I’ve been really tired lately so staying up ’til midnight to catch … Continue reading

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FlashFriday #41 – Anatomy of an edit

This last Friday, I once again entered FlashFriday @ http://flashfriday.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/flash-friday-41/#comments.  The prompt: Word count target: 350 words, give or take 10 words. When I first looked at the picture, my eyes were drawn of course to the dust storm.  I was … Continue reading

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Stories in the 75 word range

This week’s flash fiction presented a unique series of problems, both expected and unexpected. The prompt itself was a picture of a cable car: The target word count: 75 words (give or take 5) My mind went immediately to ‘Where … Continue reading

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