Okay so it looks like I fell off the planet. Promise - I'm still here. The last two years have been ... hard. There's no other word for it. Everything is fine. I'm fine, but I've been the caregiver of my Mother-in-law and now I'm taking care of my mom. Between her needs, work, etc I seem to have lost control of my time. I am still writing and have made a few hard decisions.

I pulled my books from Mundania and have decided to to try to sell them through other publishers. I'm happy to say the 1st three books I sold to HSWF (now owned by Mundania) have been picked up by Melange Books and will be released through their Satin Books imprint. The rest I'm still working on.

I'll probably still be sporadic. Unless I win the lottery and can hire someone to help me I can't avoid it, but know I'm still here still working hard in the background and am hoping to do better at keeping my blog alive.


Tink...tink...tink...anyone out there? Hi! I'm Barbara Donlon Bradley - Author - editor and slightly crazy - ask anyone in my family. I hope to use this blog to talk about writing, editing and whatever pops in my head. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Writing Down the Bones: Story Construction and Evaluation Pt 15 Sensual and General #editing

Sorry I didn't post this last week - I even had it written up but totally spaced when Tuesday rolled around, This is the last part of this particular handout. I'm going to combine the last two together because there is only a few question in each category. Enjoy.

First we're going to cover the sensual aspect of your book:

1.) Have you used all six senses?

2.) Have you described color, taste, smells, sounds, spatial relationships, mood, humor, deja vu, and tension?

Now we're going to look at the general things you should make sure are there:

1.) Have you shown instead of told?

2.) Have you removed any unnecessary words or phrases?

3.) Have you switched your view points as little as possible?

That's it for this handout. I hope what I posted has helped you.

New handout next week.

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