Recent posts tagged editing


The Temptation Of The Scissors

I had to fight the urge to make changes to 'Flight Of The Vajra' in its new edition.

The Fix(-Up) Is In

Proof edits on 'Fall Of The Hammer' almost done. It was worth it.

The Dead-Tree Difference

In re the magic of editing on something other than a screen.

These Last Few Touches

'Fall Of The Hammer' inches yet closer to release. Just a few lingering changes, and a lesson learned from same.

The Answer Print Stage

If I was a filmmaker, my latest book would be at what could be the "answer print" phase. Done, but not quite *done*.

Kindly Educate Me About My Suckage

More on how most writers are not good givers of writerly feedback. Few people are.

By Hook Or By Book Or By Crook

On how my friend and fellow writer Matt is against the idea of the "hook" as a narrative mechanism.

The Me Agenda

I'm not on anyone's schedule but my own, although it's sometimes hard to remember that.

The Fifth Time Around

On keeping the edit wheels turning on "Fall Of The Hammer".


How To Make Up Your Flippin' Mind

Learn to cut stuff, lest your creative work becomes one giant act of paralysis.

Rewriting Is Writing Is Rewriting

Is rehearsing.


The temptation to go back and touch up one's on work is strong.

Kill Process And Reboot

On stopping in the middle of a first draft and starting over, sort of.


A Few Less Words Next Time

No good story is ever too long and no bad story is ever too short, but that's still no reason to waste breath.

The Do-Over

What, I'm still editing the latest novel?! Well, yeah.

Fixer Upper Insights

Some bits gleaned from the latest round of editing on my book.

Spotless Mirrors, And All That

The editing and rewriting process for any of my books always exposes me to the same dilemmas.

A Better Beta

On giving, getting, and using good feedback on your work.

Copyediting With A Machete

On avoiding the temptation to edit drastically, late in the game.


If I Had More Time, I Would Have Written a Shorter Novel

On my unease with creating longer works.

Not For The Lazy!

On resisting a reworking.

You Did That For A Reason, Remember?

On rewriting: "No, no, I can't cut that, it's there for a REASON!"

Post First Draft Blues (And Greens) Dept.

Some more detailed thoughts on having finished Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned.

Finish Lines Are Just New Starting Guns Dept.

I finished Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned draft 1 last evening....

Brevity Being The Soul Of Wit And All That Dept.

It's far harder to write a good short book than a good long one.

See other editing posts for 2017

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