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Competitions, Crafting Through Critiquing, and the Short Story: Some Notes
This is another redux article ( I wrote the original version for The Australian Writer’s Marketplace back in the mists of time).
Competitions, Crafting Through Critiquing, and the Short Story
I’m often asked how to win short story writing competitions:
On the Importance of Being Edited
Approximately 142 years ago, I wrote this as a guest post over at the web-place of Mr Mark Barnes. It appears here now as it’s wandered home, somewhat drunk, and can’t really remember where it
The Flensing Factory …
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Bring me your novels, your short stories, and pay me because I offer a very valuable service!
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The Flensing Factory
Just a heads-up, folks, that the Flensing Factory fees are going to go up at the end of August.
I haven’t done this for several years, so it’s well and truly time to give myself a pay rise!
Any work booked in now will
Over at the Place of Mark Barnes: On the Importance of Being Edited (and Editing)
The lovely Mr Mark Barnes asked if I’d write a short blog post for him about how important editing is to your work at every stage. I wrote a lot. May contain ranting, but there is also lots
Today, there is this …
… I’m putting all my scribbled edits on Hallowmass (the novel formerly known as Brisneyland-By-Night) into the electronic copy. This particular chunk is 14k of the third quarter of the book, and my edits range from detailed corrections
Sandpaper & Salt
So, Tessa Kum is available to edit your work and her flensing services are second to none. That is all you really need to know. Go here.
Not quite convinced? How about listening to Jeff VanderMeer?
“I highly recommend
The Call to Arms Drive-by: Stephen Jones and A Book of Horrors
Stephen Jones = sine qua non for a successful horror anthology. A Book of Horrors collects original horror stories and is brought out under the aegis of the new imprint from Quercus, Jo
An editing tip
I’ve been doing some editing for someone else and I’m reminded yet again of one of the rookie mistakes writers make.
When you’re reading through to find all the repetitions in your text – coz I know y’all do that like good writers – make sure you go to your friend
If you decide to remove a character at some point in a story, make it one of your duties to go through and excise that character from the rest of the text. Similarly, if you change someone’s name/profession/appearance/superpower, go and change it all the way through. I’m just saying …