Editing Alone

I find the hardest thing to do when writing is to see my own problems. It helps to edit with another person but when I'm writing and editing alone, I have procedures I follow to help me see what needs to be changed. The most helpful thing I do is to take time between writing and editing. … Continue reading Editing Alone

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Formality v.s. Functionality

Voice is the writer's choice of detail and word, the actor's persona, a poem's details. In a novel, it's a combination of point of view, the level of realism, and the poetic details the author includes. Voice can make a piece difficult to read yet intriguing or so easy and clear to follow it's boring. … Continue reading Formality v.s. Functionality

The Writing Process for Quirni

The Quirni stories involved a lot of pre-planning and world creation. When the story started, I didn't have as much confidence in my writing as I did my planning. The first story was mostly written by Lisa, and then read to me as she finished. After reading, we talked about the story. Mostly we focused … Continue reading The Writing Process for Quirni