The Long Process of Editing

As anyone out there who’s ever published a book knows, the process is grueling, time-consuming, and (with the right editor) a whole lot of fun.


News Notes – Introducing This is NOT a Review (a book of unsolicited movie opinions)

Seeing as this is the first book published after the founding of the site, I’m sure it deserves some kind of special pomp and circumstance, but instead, I’ll just talk a little about how it came into being and what to expect from it.


On the Editor’s Desk – Byzantium

My house is full of books. They’re everywhere, and if I had more wall space, I would need at least another two book cases in an effort to contain the chaos of them. Instead, they’re piled everywhere, and they only move from one region of the house to another for company. I’ve read at least two thirds of them cover to cover, and I’ve started or sampled probably four or five dozen beyond that, but at any given time, I have a very short list of things I’m going to read next.



The blank page. A cursor blinking at you. It’s the digital version of opening your mouth and having nothing come out. I know that feeling. Writing essays, it’s a common sensation, in fact. Non-fiction is like that. You need to have an idea to write about. Stories, though, should never start with a blank page.


News Notes Feb 2011

I wanted to take a quick moment to give you a peek behind the scenes there at ThoughtFly Press. We aren’t officially up and running yet, and there’s an interesting question there: if we’re not running yet, how did you get here? And why am I busily posting away?



First post to the ThoughtFly Press site. I’ll inevitably end up talking about theme, narrative, character, rhythm, and language, and if I picked a point at random in the past or the future, I’d probably say that one of them was more important, but I’ve been thinking a lot about voice lately, so I’ll start there.


“In Progress”

ThoughtFly Press goes beyond the simple selling of books and articles.  We’re interested in more then the finished product.  That’s why we have “In Progress,” a section of the site that takes you behind the scenes with our writers and editors to show you the process of creating a finished book.


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