Tag Archives: editing

Edits, Porridge, and a Fool’s Day Hike

While on a marathon edit session today of my mystery Olive Tomorrow, I decided to optimize my breakfast porridge prep. A half hour before I intended to eat, I half-filled a 16 ounce canning jar with Coach oats and added water nearly to … Continue reading

Posted in Food, health, Uncategorized, WRITING | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

From Daughters to Death: Scrubbing My Prose in 30 Days, Report Four

I had fun with my June Challenge this week. Scrubbing my prose indeed! Included here are published works and works-in-progress. These challenges surely made me think. Challenge Twenty: an argument between mother and daughter Difficulties between Leslie and her mother are mentioned … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, WRITING | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

From Shrug to Scorch: Scrubbing My Prose in 30 Days, Report Three

And so the June challenge to improve my editing skills continues … I’m taking a look back at my Abishag mystery series and two examples from Jack Fell Down. Since I’m also editing current projects Lillian in the Doorway, The Ghosts of Thirds, Egrets, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, WRITING | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

From Middles to Storms: Scrubbing My Prose in 30 Days, Report Two

I’m loving my June challenge to edit better! Editing for me is liking peeling onion layers: stinky and lots of tears. I just finished planting four dozen walla walla onions, so I’ve been thinking about onions way too much. Challenge Six: medias res Yeah, I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, WRITING | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

From Love Scenes to Cliffhangers: Scrubbing My Prose in 30 Days, Report One

One of my June goals is doing a daily challenge to (1) edit better and (2) post more blogs. I hope to do both in scrubbing my prose and reporting how I answered the challenge here every Sunday. Challenge One: a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, WRITING | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Revising with Jigsaw Puzzles of Mist

One of my daily exercises for cognitive health is to do one digital jigsaw puzzle. My favorite puzzles are of mist scenes. They evoke feelings of mystery, promise, and anticipation. And for some reason, the puzzles are easy. Revisions remind … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, WRITING | Tagged , | 4 Comments

December 2013 First Friday Breakfast with an Author

Welcome to our December First Friday Breakfast with author Jane Isaac. Almost fourteen years ago, Jane Isaac took a year out to travel the world with her husband and kept a daily diary recording her experience. On their return, the copious … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Uncategorized, WRITING | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments