Category: Editing

The Art of Writing-Talk to Yourself »

If you want to improve your writing, talk to yourself.  Yes, out loud. Writing and speaking go hand in hand. Working at one form of communication helps increase your skills of the other.”Practice makes perfect”. This is true. Why not combine both forms of communication whenever you create an article for submission or write a […]

Writers Collection »

           Fall still brought beautiful days to St Claire Shores. Anne walked down the road with a light step. Her new walking shoes gave her a bounce that eased her tired heels. It seemed as if she didn’t stay on her heels long at all. She bounced into the next step as if on air.  Walking […]

Writing Process »

           Anne ran into the store for a couple of things she needed for the morning. It had been a long day for her. She began writing early and finished at 5:00pm. She was finishing her latest book and somehow it had gotten very hard to cut it down to where she wanted it. The […]

. . . Lifelong Creative Journey »

. . . cont’d-3 I have created a 7-Step comprehensive writing program Writing for Expression and Profit.  The program is flexible and it’s designed to unfold around one’s schedule. If a person would like to take a break after completing a step that’s fine as long as they keep writing while on vacation. From deciding […]

. . . Lifelong Creative Journey »

. . . cont’d-2 From my cookbook beginnings came my newest book, Wellspring- How to Write Your Memoirs©2010. This book is a great reference to the simplicity of the basic writing process. It encourages one to realize they too can write of their history. From basic organization of a place to write to committing to what […]

Lifelong Creative Journey »

            Writing is a logical time consuming joy to me. I have been writing regularly for about 5 years now and when I sit to write I feel as  if all of me is present and my body is in sync with my brain. The creative force and my soul are present, leading the way. Writing […]

The Art of Writing-Talk to Yourself »

If you want to improve your writing, talk to yourself.  Yes, out loud. Writing and speaking go hand in hand. Working at one form of communication helps increase your skills of the other.”Practice makes perfect”. This is true. Why not combine both forms of communication whenever you create an article for submission or write a […]

Mistakes are Good Things »

            Anne read the blog and laughed at the author. She, herself, realized the same thoughts the author was conveying when she began writing regularly. The most important thing is that you write every day. Put thoughts on paper and don’t worry about editing until your thoughts are all on paper. Thoughts are the most […]

Writing is an Art – A Tapestry of Words »

Think of a tapestry with waving vertical stripes from top to bottom. Red, blue and yellow stripes individually wave right or left blending with other colors creating new color patterns. Follow with your eyes down the length of the tapestry. See the twists and turns the colors make and what beautiful color the entwining produces. […]

Why Use an Editor? »

Heidi Walter interviewed Cathie Andrew on the subject of writing and editing. I helped Cathie Andrew edit her new book on memoir writing and asked her recently why she needed an editor. Here’s what she said: “A writer gets very close to their writing and sometimes the mind can fool you.  You assume you’ve explained […]