Category Archives: Craft

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The Case of the Copula Overdose – Woodward Press

Here is something to think about when you do a round of self-editing. We all have words we use too often. I tend to use “that” a lot and mostly it doesn’t need to be there. It’s just the way I talk and write. I have to be conscious not to put it in my work and I need to be deliberate in removing it.

I read a book a while back that has stayed with me for many months and has affected the way I write and read, and it’s opened my eyes to a weakness in much fiction writing, even in published books

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Writer’s Tools–Use ‘Em Right | 777 Peppermint Place

A person skilled in their craft is also skilled in the use of their tools. Sometimes we forget that writing is also a craft and, sometimes, needs to be approached as such.

In “Five Quick Steps Toward More Mature Writing,” I mentioned that ellipses, dashes, semicolons, colons, and italic are “specialty tools” to be used infrequently so as not t…

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