Bruce Byfield visiting at Guest Blog - page 13

Wonderful to have Bruce Byfield commenting on my webpage. His opinions give us a rare combination of thoughtful and lively. Byfield is a well known blogger and writer in the world of software and open access information.His own blog appears at:  https://brucebyfield.wordpress.com

While his blogs are often controversial, I find I agree with most of what he says. He’d be delighted if someone wrote him and disagreed.

 

 

 

 

The surreal nature of a writer’s life.

The surreal nature of a writer’s life.

My friend mentioned that he found some of his life “surreal.” That stimulated me to think of what part of a writer’s life is real. We spend so much time creating an imaginary world where characters do and say things that feel real, and they…

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Chasing Double Spaces

Chasing Double Spaces

I just spent two hours chasing double spaces in my 95,000 word manuscript. How could I have erroneously added spaces to sentences hundreds of times? And they were not at the end of sentences! They were in the middle of sentences.  Somehow, they escaped my…

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Chasing the Obvious

Chasing the Obvious

Why does it take an editor to find a word that you overuse? Once she points it out, it smacks me in the face. It is as though it slips through my manuscript in camouflage, sneaky and ubiquitous. Always there, but never seen. My last…

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Re-writing, Re-writing, Re-writing

Re-writing, Re-writing, Re-writing

I love working on the second rewrite.

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The Dreaded Rewrite

The Dreaded Rewrite

When I begin a book I’m never sure that I will be able to finish it.

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