"You know, I googled that darn quote (I actually have no idea who said it), and got three responses: two for Wilde, one for Flaubert. And one of the ones for Wilde was me.
If anyone knows who actually said it, please! educate us.
Yes, Hemingway and…"
"The writing's not important." Have you ever heard someone say that? Someone with a writing blog, someone styling themself a guru of the writing industry. . .someone who should know better?I have. It's BULL. If the writing weren't important, hey, you wouldn't want to be a writer, now, would you?So today Roz Morris & I are holding our third weekly editorial chat, this time all about that all-important writing:…See More
So, for the last two Fridays I've been doing an #editingchat on Twitter to give aspiring writers a chance to ask questions about editing and the current publishing industry. But I forgot to tell you guys about. I'm sorry. I'm not terribly well-organized.But I did archive them. Hurrah! I'm a little better-organized after-the-fact.Please feel free to peruse: #editingchat April 8, 2011 …See More
Editor Roz Morris of Nail Your Novel and I have been talking shop so much lately we've decided to post our conversations on my blog weekly throughout the month of April, covering the basics of writing: plot, character, prose.And, as happened with our earlier conversations, it's gotten a bit out of hand.Join us this week to discuss structure, temporal-vs-event design, the biggest problems we see in client manuscripts, what stories are really…See More
"Cathy, you bought it? Thank you! If you're following me on Twitter, Ollin Morales just asked me to do an impromptu (promptu, really) #editingchat with him Friday from noon to 1 in preparation for his review of it. You're welcome to join us!"
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Children and the Internet: A Zen Guide for Parents and Educators, Prentice Hall, 1996 (co-author)
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir, Journalism, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
I write articles on canonical and new writers and their works on my blog.
Services I offer to other writers:
I am a professional editor and have worked with writers in all genres. Most recently, I have worked in nonfiction with Linux community leader and IBM DeveloperWorks contributor Jeff Osier-Mixon and in fiction with Sasha Troyan, author of Angels in the Morning and The Forgotten Island (both Booksense Selections) and Lucia Orth, author of Baby Jesus Pawn Shop, which was nominated for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. My editing services are described in detail on my blog.
I interview authors for my blog, including Wendy Burt-Thomas, author of The Writer's Digest Guide to Query Letters, and Carolyn Cassady, author of Off the Road: Twenty Years with Kerouac, Cassady, and Ginsberg.
And for the grand finale of our April series of weekly editor chats, Roz Morris of Nail Your Novel and I are talking about revision---when it starts, what it involves, how to do it, what to expect. What this elusive and often-misunderstood word 'revision' really means:
Thanks for the link, Pamela! I'll check it out. We actually hear a lot about TOC around our house, as my husband works with O'Reilly people and attends community management conferences with some of them. O'Reilly, you know. They're top of the line!
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"Hi, Jo Anne and Marta--Thanks for your thoughtful comments and questions. I'll post a more detailed reply soon on the topics you raise, but I agree that there is much blurring of terms right now. The main factor differentiating reputable…"