editing

Daisy v. 2

A revised manuscript finally wings its way out the door. I’m posting this so you can see 1) this funny cartoon and b) the time stamp on the e-mail. From:

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Word schmerd

My name is Susan and I’m a WordPerfect addict. It’s every bit as essential as my Clairefontaine notebooks and Shaefer Javelin fountain pen (peacock blue ink, please). WordPerfect is not

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Squirrelized!

Please note: Any photo can be improved by the addition of a ground squirrel. Here’s how to squirrelize your pics.

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i faked reading this book

In my Shelf Awareness feature, I admitted to this: Book you’ve faked reading: Du Coté de Chez Swann by Marcel Proust. In French. I was trying to impress a professor

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The dog ate my copy edit.

No, really, he did. There’s something about those little copy edit flags he can’t resist. (A copy edit is an almost-final once-over on the manuscript. The copy editor indicates her

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Welcome to my nightmare.

So here’s why writers don’t get cocky no matter how well their books are selling. The actual work of writing never changes. This is Lakeshore Christmas. Or it will be

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to the coast!

I had a big editing job on an upcoming reissued historical novel, so we headed for the coast so I could work on it. Oh, and play hooky. Most people

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telling it like it isn't

Please enjoy this publishing fantasy from Macmillan. My 18 copy editors are laughing their blue pencils off. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ78WHpGZ1o&eurl]

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season of giving

The sweetest of love stories came to a bittersweet end. Talented writer and old friend Jo Leigh’s story is here. And the end here. Author Alison Kent has organized a

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November 6 gratitude

Three things I’m grateful for: my friend Sherrie, who keeps me from getting overwhelmed by all the businessy stuff Jay’s daily trip to the grocery store. He always goes, so

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this just in…

It’s deja vu all over again. PICTURE OF THE DAY from Publishers Weekly: Writerly Love in Bainbridge On Thursday at Eagle Harbor Book Company on Bainbridge Island, Wash., Susan Wiggs

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