What Do YOU Think?

I’m interested in getting your thoughts about stuff I see and hear, quotes I read, stuff that passes as knowledge – and starting an authorey conversation.

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This gives us permission to write our early works…

Many people have said it in many ways. J. K. Rowling said you have to kill a lot of trees first. Same idea. But you get better every time, and things you had to work to remember to do at first are now a habit, and thing that were a mountainous task at first are now  routine. You’ll get there. Your next story is always your best. Believe that. I do.

What are YOUR thoughts on this idea?

22 thoughts on “What Do YOU Think?

  1. I just complete the editing process of my 3rd book with my editor. It was humbling, to say the least, but this is why we need editors! I had lost objectivity and missed many places where I’d used the passive tense. Also, my unnecessary, overuse of commas was embarrassing. Many words that should have been hyphenated were not. And yet I learned where my weaknesses are, which counts for everything. I kept the original mark-up so I can commit my errors to memory. I marvel at editors!

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  2. I agree, but like Claire said, you have to have someone who is telling you what is bad. If you don’t seek out feedback, you’ll never know what you’re doing works or not. Putting down words is only a percentage of honing your craft: read editing books, read in your genre, join a critique group, edit for others, attend writing workshops.

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