Recently, I unearthed some rough drafts along with stacks of old notebook journals. One of them (below) was workshopped several years ago with a wonderful friend and fellow writer. I have been seeking something I can polish into a finished piece of fiction as an example of substantive editing for you as I go along. … Continue reading Editing “Weynid the Savage” Pt. 1
The trend of working some or all of the time from home looks like it's here to stay. When you reach the point where a laptop on the couch just isn't quite cutting it, it's time to carve out a permanent space for productivity. I'm at that very point this autumn. Inspired by Leo Babauta … Continue reading I’m Crafting a Home Office (Wreadcast .5 – 6:41)
After wrestling with autocorrection for the thousandth time, I begin to wonder if maybe there's more to story. Have I overlooked some different approach that could repair this partnership? Maybe it's all just been a case of stunting my eager assistant with all of my knee-jerk negativity and constant counter-correcting? I mean, look: that's definitely … Continue reading Letting Autocorrection Take the Helm
It's been a couple of months now; an expression of gratitude is long overdue. It's also been said before that had WREADITOR fully understood how welcoming and dynamic this writing community could be, the site would've existed so much sooner. The following is just a small token of thanks to the readers and writers (and … Continue reading A Short Note of Gratitude (Wreadcast .4 – 0:45)
English can be a very challenging language. Some pairs of words can be particularly tricky. Found a list from LibroEditing incredibly useful for both first-time clarification and review; I had to share. Via LibroEditing: All the Troublesome Pairs
I've been a writer all of my life, but it was only when I made a mental shift that my works began to find regular publication. I'm pleased to share some of that story here, including the rules I use to bring a business discipline to submitting creative writing to editors. (Audio points summary: … Continue reading The Business of Getting Published (Wreadcast .3)
The audio experiment continues! The following is a conversation starter on the importance of your writing voice: (Audio summary: Taking the voice (style, texture, etc.) of the words we use into account, using distinctive writers from Hemingway to Hugo as examples. Ethics of adjusting voice for different markets. Experience as guide.) Have your words found … Continue reading Have You Found Your Writing Voice? (Wreadcast .2)
This is the first in a potential series of audio posts on WREADITOR, this time answering the question of how to pronounce the name itself.