Category Archives: Editing

BOBS AND TWEETS—Trick or Tweet

Earlier this month a third grade teacher asked me if I knew of any Halloween books she could read out loud to her class. I drew a blank. “Um…I’ll get back to you on that one.” Turns out I had … Continue reading

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Little Big Shot Editors

Over the years I’ve had critiques and edits on many of my stories. Adults with a passion for writing or often a job to critique manuscripts have always provided excellent reactions and advice. Last May I had the opportunity for … Continue reading

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The Most Important Slush Pile of All

I taught creative writing (among other things) to 11-12 year old students for 20 years. I’d go home weekends with a pile of stories to read. The range of abilities was tremendous. Most could put a 1-3 page story together, … Continue reading

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Harrison Demchick and Ambitious Enterprises

Earlier this month I won a contest through the wonderful blog PROJECT MAYHEM – The Maniac Minds of Middle Grade Writers. The prize was a review of a synopsis and the first few pages of my manuscript followed by a … Continue reading

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I Climbed Another Mountain

It’s not what you think but every bit as challenging… I finished my second Middle Grade manuscript. Take a deep breath and celebrate. Note to self: Don’t buy the Halloween candy before you write the final chapters. Now I have … Continue reading

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It’s the most important part of writing a winning novel. I didn’t do much if any rewriting on my first manuscript until the first draft was completed. Only then did I start the long process. For my second manuscript I … Continue reading

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