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

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

Editing for Kindle

One of the most challenging things to manage when working, writing, editing, and publishing, is what to edit, and what to leave behind because we want to get it out there and clean for everyone to read and enjoy. The first time Quirni was published for Fiction Press, we went over it, but it wasn't … Continue reading Editing for Kindle

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

The Past of Quirni: The Marrilian

With the second of the Quirni series almost ready to publish on Kindle with Quirni: The Marrilian, to be released sometime in fall or early winter, I would like to share what this story used to look like. Quirni was originally written just for pleasure, and the first book was the first three novels. That first massive book was … Continue reading The Past of Quirni: The Marrilian