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About This Writing Thing

Nov 2019

Episode 11: Revisions, Announcement, & the State of the Publishing Industry

I'm almost done withe my third draft! Also, I've got some exciting news to tell you! I also want to whine a bit about the current state of the publishing industry. Is it totally hopeless?

Palahniuk, Chuck, August 2013, Nuts and Bolts: "Thought" Verbs, https://litreactor.com/essays/chuck-palahniuk/nuts-and-bolts-%E2%80%9Cthought%E2%80%9D-verbs 

Deahl, Rachel, November 2019, Is Publishing Too Top Heavy? https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/81637-is-publishing-too-top-heavy.html

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Sep 2019

Episode 7: Making Time To Write Is Harder Than You Think

There were quite a few things I didn't expect when I started writing full time. This week I'm discussing a few of them.

A transcript of this episode is available HERE.

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Sep 2019

Episode 6: Rejection & Revision

I was rejected. Twice! The first one wasn't to bad but the second was devastating for a full 24 hours...until I received their notes. I'm not wallowing here, I promise. Just chatting about rejection and maybe a little about the pressure we feel to not feel our feelings in public. 

Also, I'm revising my first novel! It's been a source of embarrassment to me for a while. A few weeks ago I decided to take the plunge and revise, revise, revise! 

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Thanks for listening!

Aug 2019

Episode 3: Eliminating “Thought” Verbs

After reading Chuck Palahnuik's article Nuts and Bolts: "Thought" Verbs on Lit Reactor I knew I was in trouble! Time to eliminate those "thought" verbs from my narrative.