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Wednesday Writing with 2 Felines ~ Editing

I hate editing. Self editing. My story baby should be perfect the first time I type it out! Agents will clamor for it, it will soar to the #1 spot on any best seller list and the money should be rolling in.

That's what happened to no writer anywhere.

This writing and editing is journey I should try and enjoy and some days I do more than others. Some days I'm stuck and some days I sail. But when I'm stuck, I try a little editing and most times that helps me see the flaws and weaknesses to can fix.
At the ANWA conference, Lisa Mangum touched on how she edits. What to learn from the best? Here's a few tidbits:

1. Change your document to a different font, like Verdana. This will get help your brain turn from the creative writer to the analytical editor.

2. Use Chicago manual of Style to make a list of the small things you need to add, like title page, copy right, dedication page etc.

3. Run spell check

4. Look at the small details like:
     one space between sentenc…

Wednesday Writing with 2 Felines ~ Garth Nix

I need to get me a magic ring!!

Mysteries of Cove book 1: Fires of Invention ~ Cover reveal!!

J. Scott Savage is one of my favorite people and I'll tell you why:
1. He's a fantastic writer/author.     Read his books and you'll see why he's so good! My favorite was the last one in a series (Shandra Covington Series) that took a few years to finish. I haven't even read the other books in the series, just the last and I loved it. 2. He's genuine and nice and genuinely nice.     Jeff is a good guy. He really, really is one of the nice guys. He's down-to-earth, humble, funny and easy to talk to. Don't believe me? Go to one of his book signings or catch him at a writer's conference and say hi. Tell him Taffy sent you. I dare you... 3. He's a great teacher.      I don't if I already know the subject Jeff is teaching, I'm bound to learn something from him. 4. He loves to give back to the writing community.     Jeff/Scott gives a lot of time (a lot of it is for free) to the community. He's da boss. 

I'm excited to read this newest book of …

Wednesday Writing with 2 Felines ~ Writing Prompt

Our cats are not always on their best behavior. Fat Cat likes to bite toes, especially bare toes. In the summer he will wait under the deck stairs and grab onto ankles and bite toes. Last winter we had the lid off the toilet trying to figure out if it was broken or frozen. I balanced the lid on top but not fully on. From the other room we heard a loud crash then two frightened cats raced through and up the stairs. Apparently, one of them thought it was a good idea to get on top of the lid to drink out of the toilet tank and unbalanced the lid. Crash. The lid broke into five pieces.

Have you ever read a book told from the bad guy's point of view? Have you ever tried to write one? I think novellas are perfect differing POVs. Maybe you'll want to write one based on your villain.
Here's the writing prompt today:

Rewrite a fairy tale from the bad guy’s point of view.

What would the story be like from Ursulla's point of view? Or President Snow's?

REMAKE by Ilima Todd - Official Trailer - Giveaway!

If you haven't read REMAKE by Ilima Todd yet, you should! Buy it, borrow it, go to the library and find it! I think you'll enjoy it.

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L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the Future

I read four different stories out of this anthology. I started all of them but didn't have time to read them all before I had to write this review. I loved them! The first one was a great way to start off the book. a  murder/police story set in the future with an interesting take on a drug that enhances everything in your brain.

There are a lot of talented writers! If you like sci/fi, read this book. Preorder it!

The book, The Writers of the Future, v. 31, comes out on May 4th--Star Wars Day! 
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