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It’s My Baby!

Posted by imthewritegirl on June 22, 2013 in Editing, Writing, Writing and Editing |

Oh, do those words strike fear in my heart. That’s when I know the very passage in which I suggest a major rewrite, will be met with a story about how their sister’s best friend’s cousin thought that scene was awesome, and they don’t want to harm a hair on their pretty little manuscript. Oh, […]

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But it Happens in Real Life!

Posted by imthewritegirl on June 21, 2013 in Editing, Writing, Writing and Editing |

I wish I had a dollar for every time I’d come to an author about a passage that seemed out of place or over-the-top, and I heard the phrase, “But it happens in real life!” It’s always been more difficult for me to convince a writer to change something in their story if they feel […]

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WELCOME!

Posted by imthewritegirl on June 6, 2013 in advice, authors, Editing, Writing, writing and editing, Writing and Editing |

Hello, and welcome to my blog. I’m a writer working on my first novel, and I’m also a professional editor. In my time editing, I’ve learned a lot about both sides of the writing fence. I can spot the cliches, redundancies, and shortcuts in my own and others’ writing. I’ve sharpened my skills in both […]

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