Editing is Not an Option: My Six Tools

Editing. Proofreading. Then editing and proofreading again - and yet again. This is the hard work of writing for publication. If you aren't editing your work, you are journaling. Or worse, you are going to self-publish a piece of writing that is not your very best work. No matter who publishes your work, it is …

See your writing with new eyes

Blodgett Canyon, Hamilton, Montana. The low temperature at my house this morning was 22 degrees (Fahrenheit). Brrr. The local news declared yesterday that we have had our coldest start to the year (January - April) since 1979. Last night, I was looking through an old journal and found twenty-degree lows recorded in late April and …

Cleaning up

Taking out the trash - Tightening the writing Every Wednesday, I take the trash down the hill to the big can by the main road to be picked up Thursday morning. During the week, we store the trash in metal cans in the garage to keep black bear and other critters from being tempted to …

Writing the Details

How to focus on writing when you are distracted. Sometimes when I sit to write, my mind swirls and swirls. Spring is when this happens to me most often. Like today. We had a wonderful birthday celebration yesterday for my son-in-law, so I have a happiness hangover. To top it off this morning, bluebird skies …