By Cara Lopez Lee I’ve been getting rid of them this week. The extra words. I often say too much. My obsessive compulsive disorder makes this so hard to control that sometimes it feels like I only have two options: say everything or nothing at all. Sometimes I write a...
When Outlines Make Revisions Easier
Writers, today at The Blood-Red Pencil I talk about that thing I never wanted to do because I feared it would stunt my creativity, but which has instead increased my creativity: outlining.
New Year, Final Draft
Sometimes when I wrap up a writing project - heck, sometimes when I wrap up anything in life - I run smack into that most horrifying of human terrors: completion. How do we know when we're finished? This month's theme at The Blood-Red Pencil is "What's New?" but in...
Stage a House, Revise a Novel – Cara’s Post at the Blood-Red Pencil
My husband and I are selling our house, while I'm also wrapping up my novel. Today at The Blood-Red Pencil, I compare staging our home to show to buyers with revising my manuscript to submit to agents. Both are bigger jobs than I expected. Please check out my...