March 24, 2016
It's been a while since I've written, but this time I have a really good excuse: I have been preparing for the WIWC. What's that? The Windsor International Writers Conference that will be taking place May 5 through 8 in Windsor, Canada—so you still have time to register (go to www.wi-wc.org). This one is jam-packed with good stuff, including (more…)
March 7, 2016
I don't have much that's original to say about doing your own editing. After the fifth time, it becomes a pain, but a pain that must be endured. It was Jonathan Swift who wrote: Blot out, correct, insert, refine/ Enlarge, diminish, interline/ Be mindful, when invention fails/ To scratch your head, and bite your nails.
I'll bet you didn't know there was a committee formed to make editing suggestions to the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson refused to submit his work. (more…)