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The Flensing Factory …

The Flensing Factory is open once again, operating at full capacity.

All the flensing, all the time.

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
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Over at the Place of Mark Barnes: On the Importance of Being Edited (and Editing)

Author's own mess.

Author’s own mess.

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
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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
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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
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The Call to Arms Drive-by: Stephen Jones and A Book of Horrors

Painting by Les Edwards

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
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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
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Hint

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 …

The Frustration of the Long-Distance Editor

I’m re-reading a story I edited once already for someone and agreed to look at the next incarnation.

There’s always a level of stuff that one writer refuses to change on aesthetic and stylistic grounds, and that’s fine. I appreciate that. The things that you shouldn’t be refusing to change are
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Catherynne Valente – Rules for Editing

Via the Bibliophile Stalker, this from Catherynne Valente (she of Palimpsest fame)  made me laugh and nod … this is my favourite line, but I’d suggest reading the whole damned thing:

I cannot begin to understand the logic that says: BORING STUFF UP FRONT, AWESOME TO THE BACK.

http://yuki-onna.livejournal.com/590003.html