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Kill Your Darlings: The Art of Revision

INTRODUCTION This multi-part blog series grew out of my presentation to the San Diego Writers & Editors Guild on May 20, 2019. Drawing on my years of experience as an editor, I discuss structure, plot, content, narrative voice, characters, point … Continue reading

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Presentation: Kill Your Darlings: The Art of Revision

Larry Edwards will present “Kill Your Darlings: The Art of Revision” at the May 20, 2019, meeting of the San Diego Writers & Editors Guild. This presentation on self-editing is not just for new writers; it’s also designed as a … Continue reading

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Hinton’s 1967 coming-of-age novel credited teenagers with a rich interior life

The Enduring Spell of ‘The Outsiders’: S. E. Hinton’s 1967 coming-of-age novel credited teenagers with a rich interior life. Here, a tribute by Lena Dunham to the book that created young adult fiction as we know it today. Writing of … Continue reading

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The Most Pernicious Problem in Punctuation Today . . .

Oops. I encountered this abomination in a motel in Bentonville, Arkansas. Lest you try to foist the blame on the Arkansas education system, Wyndham Hotel Group is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, across the Hudson from NYC. I blame Bill Gates. … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Eden” Fresh Spin on “Intelligent Design.”

“If this is Paradise, how bad could Hell be?” Summary: In Eden: A Sci-Fi Novella by Martin Roy Hill, an American army patrol is sent to investigate ancient ruins in Iraq. When an enemy mortar shell blasts an opening into … Continue reading

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Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #0

From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The eleventh of a ten-part series. #0. Extra: (A Few of) My Language Pet Peeves: Word Contortion, Distortion &  Deformation (Hoping for Reformation) … Continue reading

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Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #1

From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The tenth of a ten-part series. #1. Verbal Abuse: Lie Down with Lay & Related Verb Warps  Drum roll please . . . the error … Continue reading

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