being ignorant because there hasn’t been a chance to learn is one thing, deciding to remain ignorant because it’s easier to say there’s nothing to learn, nothing to do, there is no problem, and if there were nothing could be done, is a completely different animal, and a very dangerous one.
“Many of us have preconceived notions about people’s accents. We find Western European accents—French, British, Castilian Spanish, Italian—relatively appealing, while Asian and Mexican accents are experienced as unintelligible or offensive….if an employee speaks French well and English only moderately well, we aren’t bothered. however, if Filipinos, for example, speak Tagalog to one another at work, the assumptions are that they are purposefully excluding English-speakers, that they are not trying to learn English, and that they don’t care. A mean-spirited quality is attributed to the behavior.”
Frances E. Kendall, Understanding White Privilege (via seulray)
(example, those hideous Sofia Vergara gifs)
Are you tackling a writing project that isn’t a brand-spanking new novel during Camp NaNoWriMo? Good news! We’re compiling lists of everything we know about nonfiction, editing, and scripts. We revisit editing while it’s fresh in our minds from the “Now What?” Months below:
You get to the part of the novel where you think to yourself, “what now? How can I make it even better?” Well, that’s a sign for the best part to happen—the editing and revision process! Here are resources that can help you edit those inconsistent story lines and cut out those awkward scenes.
The Joys of Editing
- Why Editing Matters… Even If You Never Share Your Novel
- Time to Revise, But How Will I Know If I’m Making It Better, Not Worse?
- On Rewriting & Growing Up
- Revision & Slipping Back Into Your World
- Deductive Editing: Revising Like a Master Detective
The Steps to Editing and Revision
- A 7-Step Guide to Big Picture Revision (With Bonus Checklists!)
- Revising Your Novel: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
- The Big Bad Guide to Novel Revision
- Beginning the Awesome Journey of Revision
- Four Types of Book Editing
- On Building Better Stories and Perseverance
- Reveling with Your Inner Editor on the Revision Playground
- In Your Words: Revision Advice from Young Writers
- Why You Should Throw a Wrench In Your Editing Routine
Keep These In Mind When You Edit
- The 6 Commandments of Starting the Editing Process
- Tips from Revisionland
- Be Kind to Yourself While You Edit
- 3 Ways to Let Your Writing Fly
- What Should You Keep In Mind Before You Begin The Revision Process?
- What to Keep When Editing Requires a Reset
- Revision and Reading Aloud
As long as you have these resources, you’re well on your way to building an awesome book.
like, i guess this isn’t even a particularly “”“adult”“” blog but there’s something very unnerving about clicking through to a new follower and seeing “age: 14” on the sidebar. i feel like a chaperon at a high school dance. leave some room for Jesus
i… i’m turning 39 thursday.