Archive for the ‘Revision’ Category

  • Will Sleeping Beauty see the light of day?

    Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

    I haven’t been inspired with an idea on writing about Mormons so I’m going to give an update on my Sleeping Beauty retelling. The working title is A Kiss and a Curse. I started writing this novel in 2007. That’s seven years ago. One of my daughters had a writing assignment for school to retell […]

  • More Connections

    Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

    This past Friday and Saturday, September 10 and 11, 2010, I attended a writing conference in Boise. And I made connections. Connections with other authors, an editor, and an agent, connections with my own writing, and connections with my past. Wow! That's a lot for one conference to accomplish. With his storytelling skills and emotional […]

  • A high from submitting

    Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

    I get such a high from submitting, even querying. You would think after almost 100 rejections, I wouldn’t like submitting. But each time I submit, I think, this could be the one. This could be it. This agent and/or editor could love my story. I’m working on my 22nd revision of A Kiss and a […]

  • Revision questions, a great tool for revising

    Thursday, February 18th, 2010

    I attended the BYU Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers Conference last summer. From that conference I compiled a list of revision questions. Many of these are from Ann Cannon‘s class. She is an awesome teacher and author and mentor. The list also includes ideas from classes by Dandi Mackall, Ann Dee Ellis, and James […]

  • Revision or creation

    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

    I prefer revision to creating the first draft. But I can’t revise a story I haven’t created. I’m struggling with spitting out another draft of the Robbers’ Rhyme story. It’s almost like creating another first draft because I created a new outline and changed the plot. When creating the first draft I need a word […]