In Praise of the Backspace Key

On our keyboards it stays aloof from other letters. We never begin a sentence with it, and unlike the Spacebar or Enter, we don’t press it eagerly as we flow with our thoughts. On the contrary, before pressing it we may sigh inwardly and feel unpleasant, as if we’ve done something wrong, committed a silent … Continue reading In Praise of the Backspace Key

10 Editing Tips From Famous Authors (From Hemingway to Gaiman)

1 “Write drunk, edit sober.” -- Ernest Hemingway 2 “It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.“ -- Robert Southey 3 “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” -- Stephen King 4 “As to the adjective, when in doubt, strike it out.“ -- Mark Twain 5 … Continue reading 10 Editing Tips From Famous Authors (From Hemingway to Gaiman)

Searching for an Editor

There comes a time in the writer's life when he understands that his book can never be finished, only abandoned, and he feels the urge to show it to the world, hoping that it might make him not famous, not rich, but immortal... The Ideal Editor After much thoughtful consideration I have decided that because … Continue reading Searching for an Editor