Tag: "editorial development"

Getting Lovingly Bossy

Posted: April 9, 2012 | By: | 0 Comments

BossygirlimageThis will be short and sweet, to go with the title. You are the boss of your book.

You can take a crisp, firm, clear, confident, no-nonsense approach to your work, even for a day or a week.

Especially if you’re lost. Especially if you’re floundering or stuck. You can be the boss. You ARE the boss.

If you are writing fiction, you write the characters. They can try to boss you around, but you are in charge and can whip your plot, themes, mood, and the meaning of your work into submission.

If you knew what the answer was to make your work better or to get the flow going again, what would you do? Act “as if” you knew and write accordingly.

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"Momentum + Completion" Is Magical

“Momentum + Completion” Is Magical

Posted: November 3, 2010 | By: | 0 Comments

I hate–yes, hate–to see projects, and especially people, get stuck. I care. And maybe I’m a bit too attached to the success I want for my clients, authors, and colleagues. Plus, I’m frequently in that stuck place myself. Ha ha. It’s like that saying: We’re drawn to the very things we need ourselves. So, I’ve been spending some time thinking about a sort of Momentum + Completion equation. Here’s how it goes:

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