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dale-estey's picture
Sep.09.2013
I can't really complain about this (though I'll sneak in an aura of disapproval). Shakespeare's plays are going to be re-written as novels. It rather (to me) defeats the point, but then I have written a novel containing Kafka's lost diary entries. So, naughty me. And, if all the truth be...
katherine-holmes's picture
Feb.02.2012
Resolution Again: Revise My New Year's resolution is the same as last year's, until June at least.  2011 was my first year writing in which I spent most of my time revising!After I revised my Authonomy Editor's Desk book, The Swan Bonnet, I kept going with my old stuff.   I had loved the...
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...
brett-battles's picture
Dec.17.2010
It seems like only a year ago I was finishing a book that experienced a few bumps along the way...to recap: a) I was writing my first standalone b) Everything was going well, then, when I'd reached around the 200ish page, I stumbled upon another book set in the exact same locale with a very...
laura-essendine's picture
Dec.12.2010
Hi, I've missed Redroom (and all other social media sites) during my year's sabbatical that had nothing to do with writing fiction.   However, I'm back now, working on the second draft of The Accidental Guru, and looking forward to connecting with you all again.  Hope everyone's had a very...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Aug.07.2010
For the first time in a couple of years, I have been so busy that I haven't been able to blog regularly.  I find this odd, as I've usually always been able to snap to and post a little something.  But between moving my younger son down to the Bay Area and revising a novel, I've been pretty much...
talia-carner's picture
Jan.23.2010
Recently, a friend asked me to look over the text for a video that her not-for-profit organization was planning to create, using footage and visuals they already owned. The text was incomprehensible, with not a single full sentence, but rather disjointed phrases and cliches dotted with adjectives...
terry-odell's picture
Dec.21.2009
Long, long ago, when I was a wee lass, my mother was teaching me all the ins and outs of what the school system called "Home Economics". I learned to knit (potholders), to cook (crushing Graham crackers for Mom's cheesecake crust) to make beds with hospital corners. I learned to iron...
SharonWalling's picture
Dec.07.2009
I received an email from a friend today really pushing to bring back Christmas. "Lest another tradition be lost in the sea of political correctness." So I started thinking about Happy Holidays – in place of Merry Christmas. Why only Christmas? What about Easter – yes, Viginia – it is a...
terry-odell's picture
Oct.10.2009
My editor was pleased with my revisions--thank goodness.  She said:  You did a really awesome job.  I couldn't stop reading last night.  The parts that are missing from before I didn't miss at all, can't even seem to remember what they were, and the new parts blend in seamlessly, like they were...