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“The Moon Sees Me” now in print!


 

I wanted to create a special entry for this. I finally got the print edition of The Moon Sees Me! I am excited about it.

Here is the synopsis:

She remembers what happened, but the doctor said her mind couldn’t be trusted.

Clarissa Tyler came from a good home with loving parents and a wide circle of friends. She, and her fiancé Nick, prepared for college graduation and dreamed of a successful life together.

Until the accident happened. Until Nick died and that sheltered world collapsed.

She wakes in a remote and unfamiliar hospital after two months in a physician-induced fugue state. She is surrounded by an eccentric staff that won’t provide any details about the accident.

She believes there was no wreck, even if her doctor dismisses her. She must adapt to the bizarre practices within the hospital, and the repercussions of her absence in her life, to piece together what really happened. The quest takes her far beyond simply reclaiming hidden memories and deep into a deadly conspiracy.

The link to the publisher is: https://www.createspace.com/3596402

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Thoughts on Editing


I’ve read countless books on editing during my years writing. I’ve enjoyed guides on grammar, structure, technique and style. Yet, I think the most beneficial steps a writer can take are much simpler and easier to understand. The idea that editing is a secondary concern is false. Editing is just as important to a manuscript as the manuscript. Every list from every editor or agent which lists the top complaints are virtually identical. Spelling, inconsistencies and issues such as a boring start or too much passive voice.

Few people appreciate what it requires to edit over 90K words. Sadly, many of these guides do not help. For those of us who aren’t particularly helped by in-depth exploration, here’s a tip on editing:

Edit one sentence at a time.

There, that’s it. Just look at one sentence, not a clump of them. Once you’ve inspected each sentence, look at the group as a paragraph. If the paragraph “flows,” it’s fine. If it’s grammatically correct and keeps the pace, don’t touch it any longer.

Thoughts on writing today: worry less with technicalities and focus as a reader would.


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