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Revision Roadmap

Please help KWD grow by sharing:  https://karinwritesdangerously.com Whatever writing project you’re working on, at some point you’ll face the need to revise and polish your work. If the project is short, then the revision process is likely to be intense … Continue reading

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Fast Pass

“To write something, you have to risk making a fool of yourself.”    Anne Rice “All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.”   F. Scott Fitzgerald Tens of thousands of people around the world will soon take part … Continue reading

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What If?

“You’re a fiction writer. Invent, go further, say to yourself, ‘What if?’” Mary Higgins Clark With more than 24 bestsellers and 80 million in sales in the United States alone, Mary has learned a few tricks of the writing trade. … Continue reading

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True Pros

“I’m not a writer, I’m a rewriter.” Kenn Davis Now, to be honest, I’ve never read anything by our boy Kenn, but I do know that he wrote a dozen or so mysteries, so he has some books under his … Continue reading

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First Efforts

“Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere. Start by getting something — anything — down on paper. A friend of mine says that the first draft is the down draft — you just … Continue reading

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Revise, Release

“Everything you release frees you.” The heat today was very intense. I managed to walk my dog Ryder just before the sky opened up and a torrential downpour swept the streets cooling the air. The thunder and lightning scared Ryder, … Continue reading

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Twice Born

Did you ever have the experience of rereading something you’d written some time ago and feeling surprised about what you’d come up with? Anyone who’s been writing for a while knows the feeling — revisiting a piece is often like … Continue reading

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