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ivory-madison's picture
Jan.16.2010
(If I followed this checklist below, I'd never make mistakes.) In addition to being CEO of Red Room, I do writing coaching with private clients, and sometimes do larger trainings and teaching, which includes traditional editing. I charge on the high side of what writing coaches charge, so often,...
nina-amir's picture
May.28.2009
I tend to be a fairly verbose writer. My husband actually calls me “The Queen of Verbosity.” Yes, I can write a lot in a short amount of time. I admit it. When I’m working on assignment, I often find that I have exceeded my 1, 500-word article requirement, for example, by at least double – if not...
elizabeth-stark's picture
Dec.14.2008
I’ve been reading through the novel I wrote last year in November and December. When I finished it, I read the whole thing aloud to Angie, night after night for maybe a week. I haven’t been able to bring myself to reread more than the first few pages of it since until this month when I’ve been up...
libby-cone's picture
Jun.01.2008
After two reviewers knocking off a star for editing, I finally got the message and, for the second time, edited the Amazon Kindle version of War on the Margins. The .html format of Kindl-ese does not take kindly to unorthodox spacing practices (like the double spacing between lines of dialogue that...
brian-mckee's picture
May.02.2008
Hello Redroomers, I've been writing for over twenty years. Writing is the hardest endeavor I've undertaken. Its been a passion since I started my first novel a very long time ago. My first novel is terrible, but that's the way its supposed to be. I keep telling myself, "Don't be discouraged no...