Proofreading proves just how slow I am at reading

Proofreading proves just how slow I am at reading

I am proofreading this week in freelance work. And it is becoming glaringly obvious how slow of a reader I am. Back in the day, when I was a reviewer, I would often hit a point where I had to […]

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I Have Entered the Real World of Editing

I Have Entered the Real World of Editing

Obviously, I have been writing for a long time. Not only has English been my favourite subject since I entered first grade, which is why I spent four intense years earning an English BA, I have always been actively writing and […]

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Audience, Pros and Cons

Audience, Pros and Cons

Coming out of my post last week about inspired versus forced words, I was trying to figure out why I’ve struggled with certain projects lately yet excelled with others. The one story I had been opening weekly and adding meagre words […]

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Returning to the Quagmire

Returning to the Quagmire

If you follow us on social media, I’m sure you’ve noticed that during the start of 2017 the three of us started sharing posts from our early days, or other websites. Reading my old blog posts is fun and thought […]

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Intention Counts: Pulling Your Story Together

Intention Counts: Pulling Your Story Together

In many things, intention does not count. Unexamined bias? Harmful stereotypes? The best of intentions can not fix these things. But you intend something when you write a story. Maybe you intend some deep, profound statement. Maybe it’s a general sense […]

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A Special Kind of Anxiety: Submitting Stories

A Special Kind of Anxiety: Submitting Stories

One of my 2017 goals is to submit each of my three shelved stories three times each by December 31st. This sounds relatively easy, right? The stories are written. They’ve been polished –two edited by a writer who is amazing […]

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