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Edits to Watch For

Edits to Watch For

During the last month of edits, this book has thrown a dozen surprises at me, the largest being how malleable it is. When I finished the first draft, I knew I had to cut text, and in which scenes. It turns out, there was a lot more wiggle room. I’ve rearranged the ending twice, and the entire third act… Continue Reading

The Rules of Writing According to Elmore Leonard

The Rules of Writing According to Elmore Leonard

I was recently thumbing through Movie Speak by Tony Bill and came across the author’s suggestion to check out Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules for Writing. Needing no more prompting, I abandoned helping Awesome Cody organize his office and hopped on Google. You can find Leonard’s whole article originally posted in the New York Times, but here’s the gist:  Never… Continue Reading

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