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Elizabeth Spencer, Rambling about Writing. Mostly.
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Is this blog dusty, or is it just me?

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 6:24am
It’s been a while since my last post! I was in the middle of putting together a new post–a very short post–but thought I should address the elephant in the room: I haven’t posted in a while, have I? And… no. I have not. Unfortunately, I am very bad at two things: multitasking and managing […]

An Introduction to Editing: Doing Your Pre-editing Research

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:00am
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about how there are a lot of different kinds of edits and how you can edit a novel more easily by fixing different parts of your story at different times. If that sounds interesting, go check it out! This post’ll be here when you get back. […]

An Introduction to Editing: The Many Different Types of Edits and How You Can Use Them on Your Novel

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 10:00am
Writing a novel feels great, doesn’t it? It’s so emotional! So engaging! (All right, well, it can be, when you don’t feel like you’re yanking ideas out of your brain with a pair of pliers.) But when you’re in the zone, everything you write feels powerful, important, and deep. Then you edit it. And whoops! It’s… […]

Lessons from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:00am
So, uh, I’ve never attended a full-fledged writing conference before. I’ve gone to one-day workshops (I even wrote a post on the last one I went to, the 2015 Writer’s Digest Workshop!) But the real deal? Multiple days, in a hotel? I’ve… never done that. And after many years of dragging my heels, I finally […]

Susan Dennard’s Resources for Writers

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:00am
I’ve been quiet the last couple of weeks. It’s been busy! I’ve been absolutely neck-deep in edits on my YA fantasy, which has kept me from writing yet another post about how you shouldn’t get your book-hating best friend to proofread your novel. But I have been making use of Susan Dennard’s Resources for Writers. […]