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Twitter Wisdom from Friday — 04/07/2017

Just finished up with another editing job and have space open for another client or two if you're interested in getting help with your manuscript. I've been editing my own books and books for other writers for more than two decades. If you're interested, check out my Manuscript Evaluations page for more information. In the… Continue reading Twitter Wisdom from Friday — 04/07/2017

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Thursday’s Twitter Wisdom – 04/06/2017

Good morning. It's Friday already and though I skipped a day due to family stuff, I'm back with Tursday's tweets on writing. 7 Writers weigh in on the question: Is an MFA in Creative Writing Worthwhile? on The Write Life The Write Practice asks Is It Okay To End A Sentence With A Preposition? In an article from… Continue reading Thursday’s Twitter Wisdom – 04/06/2017

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Tuesday’s Twitter Wisdom – 04/04/2017

Good morning all! Here we go with yesterday's tweets from my author Twitter account @SherryLewis, plus my own thoughts on today's topic: revising your novel. Author Jean Fisher offers 7 Ohline Tools for Improving Your Writing, all free, none requiring a download. Brianna da Silva shares tips for How to Conquer the Fear of Failure… Continue reading Tuesday’s Twitter Wisdom – 04/04/2017

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Friday’s Tweets — 03/31/2017

Okay, I'm going to confess. The day almost got completely away from me. One of my former bosses passed away, and I got caught up in looking at his obituary, pricing flowers, and wishing I could hop on a plane back to Utah to be with his family and my old friends. Then, of course,… Continue reading Friday’s Tweets — 03/31/2017

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Thursday’s Tweets — 03/30/2017

I've collected all my writing tweets from Thursday so I can share them with you here. You can also find them by following @SherryLewis on Twitter. From Kobo Writing Life: 5 Tips on How to Make Your Writing Process Feel Like a Game. From Kristen Lamb: The Novel That Isn't a Novel--Do You Really Have a… Continue reading Thursday’s Tweets — 03/30/2017

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Wednesday’s Twitter Wisdom – 03/29/2017

Wednesday was a good day on Twitter. It was hard to confine myself to just a few articles and blog posts. But here they are: I still have a few openings for editing/critiquing clients, so give me a shout if you're interested in grabbing a spot. From the Self-Publishing Advice Center: A Good Book Is… Continue reading Wednesday’s Twitter Wisdom – 03/29/2017

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Space Available for Editing & Tuesday’s Tweets – 03/28/2017

Folks, I'm just finishing up a month-long workshop that has taken a lot of my time during the month of March, and now have space available for a few editing jobs during the month of April. Contact me if you're interested in having someone critique or edit your book. In the interest of time, I've… Continue reading Space Available for Editing & Tuesday’s Tweets – 03/28/2017

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Honesty in Writing

"Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish." John Jakes Honesty in writing is crucial. I don't think a writer of fiction can fake it and get away with it for long. But what, exactly do I mean by… Continue reading Honesty in Writing

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Identifying What’s Wrong In Your Work

We all know that creating is an art, but editing is absolutely a science. Unless you understand the tools of your craft, the scientific part of what we do as writers, I’m not sure a person can ever really identify what’s wrong with something they've written. A writer must know what should be happening in… Continue reading Identifying What’s Wrong In Your Work

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More Thoughts on Focus

Continuing from yesterday's article on staying focused .. Do I do anything special to jog my brain into writing mode before I start writing? My answer at the time: Well, I used to. One of the things I've realized recently is that when I became a full-time writer, I lost some of the unconscious cues… Continue reading More Thoughts on Focus