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Second Draft – Done!

For those who read my previous post on the beginning the Second Draft (Click on it to re-read) here’s the follow up: I finished the second draft today. Now its a read through, a spell check, page numbering… and I … Continue reading

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Second Draft – My Favourite Part?

There is something special about the second draft. As those who read my previous post about not outlining till I finish the first draft – (What madness is this?) – will remember, I let my characters have their heads in … Continue reading

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Outline after First Draft? What madness is this?

It’s true! I don’t do an outline until I’ve finished my first draft. Here’s the photographic evidence, taken in my hut not two hours since. And the reason? I have become quite good at this part of writing, at least: … Continue reading

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Terror of Number 13

Really, I have to get over this. And truly I wasn’t frightened… until the moment when I actually wrote ‘The End’ on the first draft today. Then suddenly the number 13 began to concern me. Why 13? Is it the … Continue reading

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Writing and Editing: Handling Opinion

Handling your editor’s notes (and for ‘editor’ substitute ‘ideal first reader’ if you are at that stage) can be a tricky business. There’s a part of you that wishes them to think its all so amazing that it doesn’t need … Continue reading

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