Category Archives: edits

The 100th Post

This marks the 100th Hooptedoodle. If anyone read this, that might mean something. So, since it’s mostly just me talking to myself, recording for posterity, I pat myself on the back. Good job, self. Now, moving right along. I’ve begun … Continue reading

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Busier Than (Insert Your Metaphor Here)

Posts on here will be appearing less frequently for the near future as I deal with a few things that take priority over writing stuff nobody will read. First of all, I’ll be working on my final edits and query … Continue reading

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Rewriting

Sometimes you can’t just stick a Band-Aid on a problem in your story. There are times when the simple delete key or the clarifying phrase fall short of fixing what is wrong. These are the time of the rewrite and … Continue reading

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Sample Editorial Comments Vol. 5

I have been struck down again by a vicious cold and, in light of my being a bit off thanks to the cold medicine I’m taking and my general state of ick, I’ll fall back on another episode of my … Continue reading

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Sample Editorial Comments, Vol. 4

Here we are again, discussing my ineptitude. Again, the following comments are just from two chapters of the book, but give a good look into what helps me make my writing better. I think there’s a missing word or two … Continue reading

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Indecisioness

Thankfully, I’m home from an unplanned overnight stay at home of the day job, another captive of the brutal ice storm that raged through the middle of the country over the past couple of days. I was also stranded without … Continue reading

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Sample Editorial Comments Vol. 3

Here are some more examples of my shameful lapses. Enjoy! Since this is from Micah’s perspective, the phrase is not needed. I like this sentence but wonder if there’s a better place later on to say this. Again, I think … Continue reading

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Sample Editorial Comments Vol. 2

Here are a few more of the editorial comments I’ve received on Gifts of the Hirakee. Again, if you have problems with this sort of feedback to your writing, you should reconsider how much you want to do it: A … Continue reading

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Sample Editorial Suggestions Vol. 1

Here’s an example of some of the editorial comments I’ve received on the first couple of chapters of Project Superhero. Again, for any writer who cannot take even this level of feedback regarding your writing, you should think about doing … Continue reading

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Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to edit I go . . . .

I just received the first five chapters, complete with detailed comments on what works and what doesn’t, from my number one proofreader. She is always concerned that I’ll be offended by what she has to say, but if I’m going … Continue reading

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