Blog Posts - Revisions



The Trouble with Having No Agent

       There’s the most obvious two troubles of not having an agent: 1) someone to offer revision suggestions to make your story stronger; and 2) someone to negotiate contracts for traditional publication, etc. But the biggest one to me (as l...

The Writer’s Journey – Baby Steps

The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler is a terrific craft book for writers on characters and plot. My own Writer’s Journey is made up of more mundane baby steps. I am presently in revision mode. It’s not that I’ve finishe...

Revise as you Write or Finish the WIP?

At 47K, I’m more than 3/4 of the way through my “first draft” of my WIP, War Unicorn, Book 3. I feel a bit stymied as it has now become a rather complicated story and I want to write on several places. I found that I needed to dele...

Project Scope Controlling (PSC)

Project scope controlling is a practice of monitoring and observing the current status and position of the scope and dealing with changes and modifications to the scope baseline. PSC helps to makes sure that all of the requested and required changes,...
by Magcify on Feb 18, 2016

Post NaNoWriMo Syndrome

One week ago today ended #NaNoWriMo2015. To those who won — Hurray! To those who wrote any new words on your WIP — Hurray! I’ve participated seven times in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Each year during the month of Octo...

M S’s Unsuccessful BHR by Dr. Justin Klimisch and Revision to THR by Mr. McMinn 2011

Approximately 4 years ago I underwent a BHR procedure by Dr. Justin Klimisch which resulted in a disastrous outcome: I sustained significant nerve damage during the procedure to my femoral nerve (lost all function in my quadriceps and hip flexor R...
by Hip Resurfacing News on Sep 9, 2015

In Canada, ADHD Drugs Like Adderall, Concerta, And Ritalin Are Getting New Warnings About Suicide-Related Adverse Events

Increased Warning About The Risk Of Suicidal Thoughts And Behaviors Being Added To Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Drug Labels (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) On March 30, 2015 Health Canada issued an Information Update do...
by Drug Injury Watch on Mar 30, 2015

Storytelling and Writing/ Repetition and Revision

Last week I had the privilege to spend a few days with my grandkids, one-month-old twins and a three-year-old. I’d taken my laptop along to write in my spare time–there’s always so much to be working on–but oh, hahahaha, I fou...

Art and Art Lessons Learned — Watercoloring and Writing

Last night I attended a watercoloring demo with Ken Dey at the Battle Creek Art Center. I’ve taken watercolor classes before, but this style of demo was new to my experience. (And thank you, all my illustrator friends, for your cheers and encou...

Throwing Away Your Loved Ones

Last fall I got poison ivy…again. I was put on steroids…again. Today I looked over my 2014 writing goals and started thinking about my 2015 ones. (Can these two thoughts possibly have anything in common, or have anything at all to do with...

AndroGel / Axiron / Testim: Heart Attacks, Strokes, And Other Cardiovascular Problems Will Be Subject Of FDA Advisory Panel Meeting In September 2014

Health Canada Orders Label Change For Testosterone Drugs In July 2014: Must Warn About Increased Risks Of Side Effects Including Blood Clots, DVTs, PEs (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) The safety issues concerning the popular testosterone...
by Drug Injury Watch on Jul 18, 2014

Should you work on more than one manuscript at a time?

My business closes every summer for six weeks. As much as I love what I do, this holiday time allows me the luxury of working on myown personal writing projects, rather than the writing I do for work during the school year. Currently, I have a finish...
by Dramaquill's Weblog on Jun 25, 2014

Should you work on more than one manuscript at a time?

My business closes every summer for six weeks. As much as I love what I do, this holiday time allows me the luxury of working on myown personal writing projects, rather than the writing I do for work during the school year. Currently, I have a finish...
by Dramaquill's Weblog on Jun 25, 2014

What is Writing – Publishing Success?

A writing friend recently called me successful. Her comment gave me pause. What is writing and/or publishing success? I see author success in steps. Step one: Write a good book. This involves taking classes, reading books on craft, attending confere...

Your Writing Process – Revisions and/or Rewrites

This morning I stared of out my work window at leaves sparkling in the sunshine in a light breeze. Then reality struck as I realized these are last fall’s brown oak leaves, clutching onto branches overhanging snow mounds, not-not-not giving way unt...

Atwater considers new graffiti ordinance – Merced Sun-Star

Merced Sun-StarATWATER — A proposed change to the city of Atwater’s graffiti ordinance could mean property owners will be forced to pay for its removal, a move city officials say will help get rid of graffiti more quickly. The ordinance r...

Atwater considers new graffiti ordinance – Fresno Bee

Fresno BeeATWATER — A proposed change to the city of Atwater’s graffiti ordinance could mean property owners will be forced to pay for its removal, a move city officials say will help get rid of graffiti more quickly. The ordinance revisi...

How to manage Document versions, revisions and Part numbers

Identifications, Part Numbers, Documents, Revisions. Despite initial simplicity these terms are often create confusion in organizations and lead to additional misunderstanding. Design and Motion blog post When a version is just a version and a revisi...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Mar 6, 2014

Freelancing: Repeat Business is Everything

Freelancing full-time is a great way make a living, and has many benefits that can’t be found in the traditional 9-5.. but it’s not without it’s perils. To sustain a ‘liveable’ income and beyond, repeat business is cruci...

Show, Don’t Tell: It’s a matter of sense

Having just attended the Humber College writing intensive last weekend, I’m still energized after having spent two full days talking nothing but writing. One of the great struggles many writers face is using too much telling in their writing. &...
by Dramaquill's Weblog on Nov 8, 2013


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