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Attention to writing craft

Telling rather than showing is a clichéd piece of criticism in writing workshops. But really the advice to “show don’t tell” has to do with many layers of writing, not just with providing more detail as most novice writers mistakenly believe.

January 20, 2014
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Effective Critique: Avoiding dogma and snobbery

Professor Doug Rice, author of Dream Memoirs of a Fabulist and A Good Cuntboy is Hard to Find, (and more) was the second reader for my graduate thesis and a remarkable teacher of the craft of writing.

January 14, 2013
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NaNoWriMo? No. No.

Did I write the first 50,000 words of my novel? Is that why I’ve been MIA from my blog for so long? Sadly, no. And, happily.

December 11, 2012
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Ready for this Book Release

An Irish Miracle by Rob Mahan is available for purchase in both print and electronic versions. My copy, signed by the author, who just happens to be my client, arrived in the mail this week and it looks great.

June 13, 2012
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Why a self-publisher needs an editor: Other uses for an editor

Developmental edits. Substantive edits. Line edits.  A self-publisher could use professional assistance in all of these areas.  There are other uses for an editor as well.      

December 14, 2011
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