Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

This week was all about editing. I edited for clients, I edited for friends. And now I'm going through three massive galley edits of my own work. That's a lot of editing. I thought this quote was appropriate because of both its beauty and its accuracy. Writing is a passion---a burning need to share a … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

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Rules We Memorize

I've been pretty busy lately with editing, both for clients and myself. One of the authors I work with said something to me that got me thinking. Commas and hyphens are the minions of Satan. I'll never figure out how to use them. Anyone who knows me knows math is the bane of my existence. … Continue reading Rules We Memorize

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

I've decided I'm going to analyze my writing week (every week) and share the motto that best fits what I experienced. This week, editing was a primary focus. Not because I was busy with editing clients, but because one of my novels had an editor I wasn't happy with, and it finally caught up to … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Getting to the Heart of A Different Matter

by Staci Troilo Hello. If you’re stopping by hoping to read another anecdote about my family or my friends, you’re going to be disappointed today. Or maybe not. We’ve been discussing my relationships for a while now. I’ve told you stories about my grandparents, my parents, my siblings. You’ve read about my husband, my kids, … Continue reading Getting to the Heart of A Different Matter

It’s NaNoEditMo—Five Ways to be Sure You’re Successful This Editcember

Congratulations to those of you who earned win badges from NaNoWriMo. Hitting the 50,000 word mark is an accomplishment for anyone; doing it in thirty days is a highlight few will ever be able to say they managed to hit. Now what? It’s easy to coast on a sugar cookie high (who wouldn’t want to … Continue reading It’s NaNoEditMo—Five Ways to be Sure You’re Successful This Editcember

To Edit or Not to Edit, That is the Question

Of course you edit! What kind of ridiculous question is that? I don't mean ever, naturally. I mean as you write. I've heard this topic discussed a lot, and my friend Joy (joykeeney.wordpress.com) just blogged her way through her thoughts on the topic. What's a writer to make of it all? Here's my two cents … Continue reading To Edit or Not to Edit, That is the Question