Saturday, February 25, 2017

Members Only

Below the tear, the secrets of how to post a writing to just the members of a group:

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Rare Beast: A Non-Writing Post

I try to reserve my posts on this blog to writing, but I guess this is about story, in a way, but no, this is really about something else entirely. Note! 'Hidden Figures' spoilers below the tear, so read at your own risk.

I saw the Movie, 'Hidden Figures' yesterday. Fantastic and I heartily recommend it. Curiously enough, there was a trailer for a movie called 'Gifted'.  I had never seen the trailer before, and it seemed to be a movie about a girl with a gift for mathematics, and how it affects her life.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Passion Opera

I haven't been posting for a bit. Mostly because I've been getting myself into the Twitterverse, and also because I've been editing The Stone That Sings like a fiend. #amediting #amwriting and such. Mostly because I have gotten a very thorough Beta who has been extremely helpful in letting me re-think some of what was written and how it impacts the reader.

This current edit is more than a line edit, though I find more than enough typos to keep me busy. This is also an examination of structure, and also the amount of expository text I've used. In a way, I'm seeing the first edition as less of a complete novel and more of parts of a novel and some very in-depth outlining.  As it is, the second edition is adding 30K or so more words on top of the first and not filler, but interactions that were glossed over in the first edition that really should have been fleshed out initially. As I start to flesh out those outlined sections, I am discovering new uses for existing elements within the story that help tie it together as a cohesive whole. The Passion Opera is one of them.