May 15, 2015

The Pros and Cons of the Semicolon (and Colon) and When to Use Them (Usually Never)\

Let’s start with the cons. I think Kurt Vonnegut summed it up pretty well: “Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: do not use […]
May 8, 2015

When Revising Goes Too Far (It’s True; You Can Revise Too Much)

“Kill your darlings.” If you’ve ever taken a creative writing class or discovered the miracle that is the World Wide Web, you’ve probably heard that neat […]
April 30, 2015

Why It’s OK to Edit as You Go

One of the most common pieces of advice about writing I see is to “turn off your inner editor” and “write a first draft without worrying […]
April 28, 2015

Creating Your Revision Plan

Once you get your marked-up manuscript and notes back from your editor, you may be inspired and enter a period of incredibly productive and rewarding rewriting—or […]
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