Tag: editing

To Publish or Not to Publish – Exercises in Killing my Darlings

 January 15, 2015

Anyone who has been following my blog for any time knows that I’ve been writing in some shape or form for most of my life. What you may not know is that for fourteen years of this life, I was a “Pastoral Coordinator” or “pastor” for two Catholic churches without a resident priest pastor. (Technically, […]

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A Writer’s Christmas Wish List and a Gift

 December 19, 2014

Are you wondering what to give the hard to buy for writer in your life? Here are some suggestions: Read What They Write – whether it be a blog, newsletter, article or book. Writers write to be read. All right, I admit, I primarily write for myself (and then there’s that God thing). If no-one […]

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Drowning in Details

 October 10, 2014

I’ve been drowning in details this week, details associated with self-publishing as well as the details that are part of everyday life (feeding the dog, laundry, groceries, meal prep and dishes). As I’ve been preparing to publish my next novel, I’ve been busy going over the copy-edit numerous times, making changes suggested by my editor […]

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Tying Up Loose Ends

 July 11, 2014

Once upon a time there were three sizes of caps to place on the legs of metal chairs. The first one was too small, so I took them back to Lowe’s and got the only other size there. This one was too large. So I went to the local ACO Hardware store only to find […]

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Why I Write? Blog Tour

 June 30, 2014

Writing Process Blog Tour Thank you to Niki Tulk for inviting me to participate in this blog tour. Niki is a writer and mother, living in New York. Her blog, About Shadows, Wings and Other Things, can be found at http://nikitulk.wordpress.com. Q – How does your work differ from others of its genre? A –I’m […]

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What I Have Written, I Have Written!

 April 17, 2014

“What I have written, I have written,” (John 19:22) Pilate says when asked to change what he had posted on the cross above Jesus. I’ve been reflecting on this for the past few weeks as I work on polishing manuscripts for publication. Not that I want to align myself with Pilate in any way. He […]

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