Category Archives: Revision

On Writing Fluff

Annicka/ February 8, 2018/ Blog, Editing, Revision, Writer's Life, Writing/ 0 comments

“You’re on a crusade to carve up our babies.” -Fabian Every good writer does it. Those wonderful scenes we love so much, that we think give depth to characters and their relationships and stories, end up scattered on the floor. We hack them from our beloved manuscripts, trimming away the fat so we’re left with a crisp, clean story. Those

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What Went Wrong During PitMad?

Annicka/ December 11, 2017/ Blog, Books, Life Shenanigans, Pitch Party, Revision, Writer's Life/ 0 comments

I was going to participate, wasn’t I? But I didn’t. I didn’t get a single tweet out. Something held me back from setting up those scheduled tweets and I think it amounted to an internal voice saying, “You’re not quite ready. Don’t waste their time and yours.” Then around 12pm I decided, fuck it. I’m going to do PitMad right

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The Importance of Self-Care

Annicka/ September 30, 2017/ Blog, Critique, Editing, Query, Revision, Writing/ 0 comments

I’m a wreck today, guys ‘n gals. I’ve spent the past week living and breathing this manuscript, the plot summary, and Twitter pitches. Hell, I was less insane during Son of a Pitch and even then I was constantly pouring over these things. But this week has been the best/worst. Yes. The best/worst. I’ve combed through my manuscript, tightening lines,

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