Monthly Archives: October 2012

Read Like a Reader, Write Like a Writer

by Tim Kane I recently needed to read through my entire manuscript one last time, yet I needed to see the text as a reader, not a writing. It seems weird to say, but there is a difference. When I … Continue reading

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Pesky Pronouns

by Tim Kane Recently, I set to work editing down the pronouns in my manuscript. No short order. In the process of weeding them out, I sliced away 4000 words. Yet even then, I wasn’t done. Passing the book onto … Continue reading

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Indulge Yourself to Boost Writer Morale

by Tim Kane Writing is a tough business. Mostly because it’s one of the few where you toil away for one to twenty years without a paycheck. That makes pulling up a chair and typing night after night daunting. There … Continue reading

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Literary Agents Are Gamblers

by Tim Kane Let me state from the start, I am not now, nor will I become an agent. That’s a hard job all the way around. However, I know and have worked with a few over the years. On … Continue reading

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Copyrighting: A Sign of Writer Paranoia?

Tim Kane I recall, as a starting writer, I was so paranoid about people stealing my writing that I slapped the copyright symbol on everything. I even employed the poor man’s copyright. I printed out a copy of each short … Continue reading

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Use Search and Replace to Revise Your Manuscript

by Tim Kane After slogging through multiple rewrites, I thought I was done. Then came the critique. I had overused the same sort of physical reaction over and over again in the book. I turned to the best tool I … Continue reading

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How to Take Critique

by Tim Kane If you’re going to make it anywhere in the writing world, you’ll have to survive your share of critiques: agents, publishers, or fellow writers. The former two are not always kind and that’s why you need to … Continue reading

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