Category Archives: Editing and Revision

Siding, Papery Junk, and Your Writing?

How’s it going? Ran into something a little bit different today that sparked some thoughts…the landlord. This’ll be a short post, by the way. Let’s get to it. And no, not literally running into. He’s getting new siding put on … Continue reading

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Editors Aren’t God, They’re Only Trying to Do This…

How’s it going? A couple posts back, I mentioned talking about something that gave me an interesting take on the craft of editing (and writing, too). Let’s get to it. I’ve never really thought of editors as mean or what-have-ya, … Continue reading

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How You Can Use Wallpaper to Improve Your Writing

How’s it going? Yesterday I noticed something interesting that I think will help you a lot with your writing (fiction, email copy, what-have-ya), depending on what you’re facing. Let’s get to it. I live in a house in the country. … Continue reading

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A Blown Tire Tube, and Your Writing…

How’s it going? I said I was out longer than I expected yesterday, running errands. And I decided, as Supremo Being Thing (at least as far as Fiction and Copy Decoded’s concerned), the day for that post would be today. … Continue reading

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Even the Best-Laid Plans May Still Need to Be Moved…

How’s it going? My week’s been pretty good so far, although it has been hot here–almost 90 today, and over 95 with heat index yesterday, which was the day I had to mow. So, unlike last time, I engineered more … Continue reading

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As a Writer, Sometimes I Still Have…

How’s your week been? Mine’s been good. Since my children’s book has binged back to my illustrator for some changes, I figured, why not give another book a shot in the meantime? This one will be nonfiction, though, and I … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Chasing My Tail Because of a Tale–Here’s Proof…

How’s your week been? I know it’s almost over, but I want to get one post in before the week is over, and nearly August with it. And about that post title? I’m feeling a little stuck. I’m more than … Continue reading

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do?

How’s it going? This post title is also the title of a song by Neil Sedaka. And no, I’ve never seen him perform that song (or any other one, for that matter). The song was apparently re-released in 1975, and … Continue reading

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Editing, Creating Universes, And My Take On Deadlines…

How’s it going? It’s a bit of the same old, same old for me today. I saw a post on another blog about editing today. I’m doing some editing for a client, and trying to work on footnotes at the … Continue reading

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Something My Mom Told Me, Well, Lots of Times…

How was your weekend? Things were a little odd for me. No shopping, no paper, no comics, at least not for right now. But I know things will be all right—even though the weekly Sunday shopping trip went up in … Continue reading

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