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sofia-diana-gabel's picture
Apr.09.2011
What a surprise I got yesterday. And not a very pleasant one. I went to the movies with my daughters only to see a preview for an upcoming movie whose theme is very similar to a novel I've completed and currently revising. What??? Am I too late now? Will it look like I'm copying the movie? Granted...
david-alderman's picture
Mar.25.2011
  I've been working a lot lately on Lost Birth, the second volume in my upcoming young adult novel series to be released this summer. Lost Birth was originally self-published back in 2007, but now that I've grown more comfortable with my writing style, I'm revising the entire series. A little...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Feb.24.2011
The hardest thing about rewrites is getting back into a story after several months have passed and you've moved on to other things. It's like you've broken down the set in your mind where these characters rehearsed and performed, and now you have to call them back to the studio, get wardrobe to...
terry-odell's picture
Feb.08.2011
When you're an author, you sit and write the books in your head. Sometimes the story flows, sometimes it slogs, but you write. Most of us have critique partners or groups—people to bounce ideas off of, and to offer feedback on the WIPs. If they say they have trouble with a plot thread, or even...
pauline-rowson's picture
Jan.31.2011
So I have the idea. I do some research. I work it up into an outline plot with a smattering of characters and then I start writing. This is when it gets messy. 1. The brain dump or free flow First up is the free flow type of writing when I'm eager to bring the idea and characters to life by...
david-alderman's picture
Jan.20.2011
The last few weeks I've been working on edits for my upcoming young adult series, Expired Reality. This is a series I self-published years ago (actually the first thing I ever self-published), and since writing my Black Earth series, I figured I would go back and reedit Expired Reality in the same...
terry-odell's picture
Jan.06.2011
(Shameless plug: What's in a Name? is still available for 99 cents. Details in the sidebar) And I'll announce the winner of yesterday's blog contest tomorrow, so there's still time to leave a comment and get entered in the drawing. Continuity in a book is a challenge. Continuity over a series is a...
kirsten-imani-kasai's picture
Sep.17.2010
Last night I finished my first pass through the galleys (copy edited hard copy) of Tattoo. I hope to make 2-3 passes through the book before I return it to my publishers, and I’m very happy to be on track with my schedule. I have about 3 weeks left to do a deep read and make final changes. I...
kirsten-imani-kasai's picture
Jul.30.2010
At long last! I received word last week that my novel Tattoo, the sequel to Ice Song, is going into production. What exactly does that mean? For those of you who aren’t familiar with the process, I’ll outline it here. Once a manuscript has completed initial editorial processes (revisions made...
jm-cornwell's picture
May.17.2010
I've been cooped up all weekend working on revisions, editing and reviews. Outside it was raining. Charcoal-smudged clouds hid the sun and my eyes were all for the page. Words and phrases, spelling and grammar, and a bit of inspiration and imagination along the way to making the current book better...