Monthly Archives: May 2012

Part Three: Did you check your manuscript for FOCUS?

currently playing on my iPod: Ho Hey by the Lumineers In THE FIRST FIVE PAGES, Noah Lukeman discusses focus in writing. This is one of my biggies. I am not alone. Writers love to, well, write. We oftentimes get all … Continue reading

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One Way the Celts Scared the Bejesus Out of the Romans

currently playing on my iPod: Slow and Steady by Of Monsters and Men (thanks Robin!) During my latest dive into historical research–my passion for old stuff pops up in everything I write–I discovered an instrument called the carnyx. A bronze … Continue reading

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Part 2: Did you check your manuscript for…specificity?

currently playing on my iPod: Freedom at 21 by Jack White My last post dipped us into Browne and King’s SELF EDITING FOR FICTION WRITERS. Today we’ll tap some deliciousness from Noah Lukeman’s THE FIRST FIVE PAGES. This book is … Continue reading

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Did you check your manuscript for…1 + 1 = 1/2?

currently playing on my iPod: Sprawl II by Arcade Fire During this post and the following two, I’m going to chat about using some fantabulous books on craft to check your manuscript. Today we shall dive into Renni Browne and … Continue reading

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