The Writer as an Editor

Love it or hate it, editing is an important part of every writer's role. If you're like me, 75% of time spent on a manuscript will be refining, be it through rewrites, edits, proofreading, or tweaking after feedback. Today at When Readers Write, I'm blogging about The Writer as an Editor. In my post, I share … Continue reading The Writer as an Editor

The Color Red: the Brighter Side

When I counted every person who had critiqued the chapter I blogged about last week, I calculated twenty. Never before have I had that large of a critique group, and never before has my writing changed so drastically from start to finish. Over two months ago, before another pair of eyes had seen that chapter, … Continue reading The Color Red: the Brighter Side

The Color Red

Recently, three authors whom I admire gave me a crash course in the color red. Two told me red symbolizes pain, anguish, and bloodshed. The other author showed me. He took a sample of my writing and projected it against a wall for the class and me to study. First came the untouched opening of a chapter … Continue reading The Color Red