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Check out more QUICKIE EDITING TIPS! January 17, 2009

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Come check me out at BLOGGING IN BLACK [LINK] today for some quickie editing tips.  Here’s one below:


Characters often “think”.

I don’t want to see him tonight, Marcia thought to herself.

I hate thinking about this, Robert thought to himself. It always ends the same way.

See a problem with the two examples above? Check out the words “to herself” and “to himself”.

When people have thoughts, no one knows about the thoughts until the people express them in dialogue. “to herself” and “to himself” are redundant; we know Marcia is thinking inwardly – to herself just as we know Robert is thinking inwardly – to himself. End with THOUGHT.

To check out other quickie editing tips, head to Blogging in Black [] and LEAVE YOUR OWN THOUGHTS!

Check out my QUICKIE EDITING TIPS @ Blogging in Black October 17, 2008

Come check me out at BLOGGING IN BLACK [LINK] today where I’m sharing QUICKIE EDITING TIPS!

If you have some of your own, share them with the other readers.

See you there!


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Epistolary Writing & Character Building September 17, 2008

How can epistolary writing help build character? Check out my latest commentary, “Dear John: Revealing Character in Epistolary Writing” @ Leave comments!


Writing a Memoir? Check Out My Latest Article for TIPS! August 17, 2008

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Well, it’s the 17th of the month, and that means my latest Blogging in Black column is LIVE!

This month, I’m talking about memoir writing.

I’ve met so many people who not only feel that their life story is important to write, but it’s also important to publish for others to read.

This got me thinking about memoirs, about the difference between memoirs and autobiography, and about some of the problems that might occur when a novice starts out trying to write his/her innermost feelings.

Come check out my article – The Story of Me: Tips on Memoir Writing – and leave comments!!

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Join Me @ Today! July 17, 2008

Over @ Blogging in Black, where I have a monthly column, I share my ROMANCE with writing. Please take the time to head there, read it, and leave comments about your own love affair with the WORD and with writing!

Here’s the (link)!


Have You Found YOUR Writing Voice? June 17, 2008

Have You Found YOUR Writing Voice?

Today over @ Blogging in Black, the original chicklitgurrl™ – MOI – discusses why it’s important for writers to find their voices; I also talk about how aspiring writers can begin to find their voices.

Definitely come back and check out my commentary, and PLEASE take the time to leave a comment – let me know you stopped by!

Here’s the (LINK)!!See you there!