July 27, 2018 / Sheila M. Good, Author/ Edit Check out the article, Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: A Quick-Start Checklist from the AutoCrit Blog for this quick and simple start to self-editing. 1. Clean things up: Clear out the clutter. Weed out “to be” verbs and other passive constructs. Eliminate clichés 2. Check Narrative Flow Show, don’t tell. Find and eliminate redundancies. Vary sentence lengths.
The Culture of Spin is Destroying US
We have all had our heartstrings tugged with the images of children this week, and as a mother I cannot imagine losing my child, even for a day. Emotions have gotten so out of hand, it’s becoming dangerous. Immigration, particularly illegal immigration is a serious issue in which we should…
Some Hard Truths About Blogging
When I began blogging, I will admit I had no idea what I was getting into. I just wanted to write. I discovered a few things along the way: Blogging is hard work. It takes time, lots of time. Blogging and writing my novel was a difficult balance. P. S…
Grins and Giggles
I’d love to hear your comments. Talk to me. Tell me your story. I’m all ears and look for me on Facebook at SheilaMGood, Pinterest, Bloglovin, Twitter@sheilamgood, Contently, and Instagram. You can follow my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Originally published at cowpasturechronicles.com on June 13, 2018.
I’ve tasted the victory of typing the last line on my first full-length novel.
I’ve tasted the victory of typing the last line on my first full-length novel. The exhilaration of writing “The end” lasted for about a day because now, therealwork begins.But, where do I begin? To find out what my next steps involved, I started where I always do — with research…
Thanks for The Honor
Fan Favorite Award[/caption] It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year since I participated in the ChapterBuzz 10K Social Writing Challenge to work on my novel, Hello Hell. It’s been an honor to meet so many talented writers and read so many extraordinary books. Thanks to Timothy Pike for the lovely feature article on my participation. Read it here, As a writer, how do you overcome paralyzing self-doubt? This author knows how.