Wordsmithing Writing

No matter what I’m writing–a feature article about a medical condition for Gwinnett Medical Center’s Vim & Vigor magazine, a blog post for this page, a picture book, or a novel–once I’ve got the plot and characters in place, one of the final steps is to wordsmith it.

For me, this goes beyond tightening it through line editing and into making choices about words and their placement. A “meh” line can become something much more exciting when you’ve got the best words in place.

Extraordinary author and teacher Darcy Pattison taught me a lot of these techniques at her revision retreats, and through her crafting books. And she allowed me space on her blog site to talk about them. Here’s a link, if you want to learn more.

If you’d like to workshop your work-in-progress with some of these techniques, join me Oct. 27, 2018, for a half-day workshop. (It’s free!)

Check my events tab, above, for details.

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