The great thing about the time we live in is the availability of not just books on editing but word processing applications with multiple levels of edit-checks built right in.
After reading the uncut version of The Stand, well, ‘the kid’ added a creep factor and I never really bonded with him. In my readerly opinion, ‘the kid’ should have been cut from the first round.
As a nod to St. Valentine’s Day we are going to talk about our favorite literary couples.
Character Types in Literature will be our February Focus at the Writer’s Chatroom
Write what you know. Now, I disagree with this, I love research and interviewing people. Don’t be satisfied by sticking to what you know when there is a whole world of people and books waiting to be explored and exploited for our writing pleasure.