This was fun! Let’s meet the editors!
How well do you know your editor? – Meet Chris Ryan @thewordpunk .
Where is your editor from?
— Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
— Red (pen)
Sense of humor?
— It’s there, and there’s plenty of it. (Otherwise he would have quit working with me, during day one.)
Any special skills?
— Chris is an American living in Finland = fluent in English as well as in Finnglish .
Your editor’s favorite genre?
— He gets very excited whenever I kill people... suspense thrillers?
Best editor’s comment so far?
— “No more swallowing! Banish swallows. They are extinct like the other birds.” (It’s drawn to my attention that my characters tend to swallow loudly when nervous. And it’s a tense story: they do it a lot.)
Who would you recommend your editor to?
— Any and every author who wants to develop their storytelling as well as their writing technique. The book I’m currently working on is way out of my comfort zone, and I’ve pulled off a good chunk of hair while trying to get the plot flow seamlessly. Chris’ development edits pushed me back on track and his excellency in sentence structure is beyond impressive. Not only is my book going to be high in quality, I’m also now a better, more advanced writer. If you have a manuscript that needs to be molded as close to perfection as possible, and you’d like to become a stronger writer during the editing process, Chris Ryan is your guy.
These words save me over and over again. They get me through those hard writing sessions where everything I write feels awful because I know I’ll be back tomorrow and in all this crap, the good ideas will germinate. Writers write. Period. And it won’t all be good, so stop beating yourself up when it’s not.
Editing! Sometimes a pleasure and often a pain, but as important a part of the writing process as creation. The romantic notion of a writer, sitting with a scotch at hand and an ear to their muse, fingers typing madly to put perfectly formed stories to the page…is, well, about as realistic in my world as perfect abs and my love of french fries. Doesn’t happen. There’s an adage that ‘writing IS editing’ and I agree. The first draft is for getting the ideas down. The second is for filling in the story. The editing that follows (hopefully after I’ve had some other eyes on my work) is for making sure I’ve said what I really wanted to say. The theme. The tone. The story beneath the story. It’s the polish that makes something o.k., really good.
Or in the best world, something good…great.
Happy Monday, friends! Tell me three fun facts about you. I’ll start!
1) I’d choose a charcuterie board over the richest of sweets any ol’ day! 😋
2) I don’t really care for superhero movies...I mean, I still watch them sometimes cause I’m married and want to do things with my hubby (love ya Andrew!), but honestly.....I just don’t get ‘em. 🤷🏼♀️
3) I aspire to be a hand-letterer. And by aspire I mean, think about it occasionally and then never do anything about it. 😂
Ok, your turn! 😊🎉👇🏼
This is my “I’m top of the Amazon Book Charts in Three Categories” face 😊❤️ including Exercise and Fitness 😂🤘 I never thought I would go from being ashamed and embarrassed of my childhood to a proud adult! Never! I saw my Autism as a curse and a burden. If someone asked me now “would you like to be cured of your Autism?” I would tell them where to go 😊! Grab the book while it’s free on kindle store 😊 #actuallyautistic#autism#amazon#kindle#authorsofinstagram#book#wordsofwisdom#inspirational#winning
I have given all in your hands knowing what it is gonna be in a matter of days. Chaos, blames, arguments, fights, tears and all those unwanted things that i’ve tried keeping away from us! But I know it is coming and i wanna see now how bad it could be
Not because I don’t find this beautiful bond worth. But because, when i tried, things were worse (maybe) I used to come to you for innumerous times in a day just to have a closer look of that pretty face. I know that is not gonna happen for quite sometime now
My long endless talks that used to bore you will now disappear and I know we will have nothing more than long kept silence over the phone calls and dates. I still have a lot to share and a lot to care. But, i will hide it all from now!
This is all gonna be hard for me i know but this the need of the hour
The kiddish talks and baby-ish i love yous' were taken for granted and I was told i am not mature enough. The life-talks i told you every now and then, however, have made a positive impact over our lives. But now you won’t be hearing them
They say, who talks more loses the worth of their words. Never thought this would happen in between us. But it did and i was shocked
Anyway, the coming days
have storms that won’t scream
Rains, that won’t wet you
Hurricanes that won’t touch you
I will take it all in myself and will wait to see where you take us to! I won’t be effortless, but i would be limiting myself. I know that’s not how loving is. But, that’s what i am left to do.....and
Don’t ask me why, because you know
I did try
@we_too_exist | Should i be doing this? 💛 |
Hey everyone! Ignited, my upcoming urban fantasy is still being edited of course but there has been a delay in when I was hoping to get it published (by the end of this year) due to financial issues; but my goals are still as strong as ever. Ignited will simply be published next year.
I'll be finishing up the editing this year in time for NaNoWriMo when I will work on the first draft of another novel while Ignited waits patiently to be published.
Thank you all for your support and I will try to update y'all more often. This is my dream and I am so grateful for all of you.
We only have TWO more classes! THIS SAT AND NEXT. Only $10 in an amazing SPACE with amazing people. Check out this review below from someone in the class:
“𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬!
𝐈𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐈 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬. 𝐈 𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐞𝐝, 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬. 𝐈 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐚 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞."-Gilana P
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