Category: Editing

Profanity & Writing

This blog post is brought to you by the confluence of two things: personal experience and and an essay by Ursula K. Le Guin. Ms. Le Guin’s latest (?) book, No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters, contains an essay titled, “Would You Please Fucking… Continue Reading “Profanity & Writing”

How to Keep Writing in the Face of Rejection

   If you’re a serious writer–and by that I mean someone who writes damn-near every day and consistently submits work in hopes of making a sale–you’ll receive rejections. And if you’re in the game long enough, you’ll likely reach a point–probably more than once–where… Continue Reading “How to Keep Writing in the Face of Rejection”

How Many Drafts Are Enough?

I found myself thinking about that question this morning as I worked on the third … no, wait … probably seventh incarnation of a bit of flash fiction. The story began a few years ago as something much longer, but never went anywhere after the… Continue Reading “How Many Drafts Are Enough?”