Craft of writing

H is for Heart

Part of being an author is critiquing. I critique my own work and because I am friends with other authors, I critique other authors’ work. Recently I had the pleasure of reading an early edit of a friend’s manuscript.

As authors and editors we are constantly looking at the craft of writing. Are we following the rules for good books? Is our punctuation right? When we break the rules are we doing it in a way that makes our book better? Do are characters have a good have a character arc? Does the time line work?

C is for Change

When I tell people about the book I am writing, they frequently ask how long I have been working on it. I hate to say it, but the answer is around fifteen years. That seems like a very long time.

Now, that seems like a really long time, but the truth is that is not the only thing I was doing during that time. Ignoring all the time I spent on life—family, day-job, health, housekeeping, etc.—I also wrote six other novels which are in various stages of editing so I can submit them. But what I want to talk about here is the work on this specific book.

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