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We’re glad you’re here!
It's the First Wednesday of the month; when we celebrate IWSG Day in the form of a blog hop featuring members and guests of
the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Founded by author Alex Cavanaugh (Thank
you, Captain!) and fostered by like-minded associates, IWSG is a comfortable
place to share views and literary news from our perspective writing desks as we
record our journeys. Check out the June newsletter here
The optional question for this
month is: If you ever did stop
writing, what would you replace it with?
I can’t imagine not writing anymore. If I’m
not writing, I’m thinking about writing. Does revising count as writing? Besides
writing and of course, reading, revising is one of my favorite things to do. It’s
not the same as editing, which is my likeliest Plan B. Finding and fixing
mistakes is easy and fun as long it’s not my own work ;-)
Revising fiction is often that second chance you never
really get in reality to hone the impression you want to make. For instance,
did the sun simply rise on any day in question, or did it burst from behind the
clouds and spill across the sky in crimson ribbons?
Author Anna Badkhen recommends avoiding PEDESTRIAN SENTENCES
and advises writers to “Approach each paragraph as you would a poem, then make
it stun” Because an orchard’s worth can’t be assessed without a taste of the
On the other hand,
“Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of
exceptionally fine writing, obey it – wholeheartedly – and delete it before
sending your manuscript to press. Murder your darlings.” — Sir Arthur
Quiller-Couch, On the Art of Writing, 1916
“You never have to change anything
you got up in the middle of the night to write” ~ Saul Bellow
Remember that eleventh-hour magic never happens before the
deadline, and it’s never too late to revise.
How often do you get up in the
middle of the night to write? How do you feel about revisions?