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What Two Chapters from an Editor Taught Me

For lack of any good blogging ideas I've decided to do a little thing on the chapters I got back from my editor. The post will probably end up being small and not the best I've done but I hope you guys still like and learn from it. :) So a few days ago I got the first two chapters back of Weapon Icean from my editor and I am pretty excited. Two chapters isn't much but I can already see how useful and wonderful and helpful an editor is. She fixed up my grammar (I am one of those writers that is horrible at grammar!) and cleaned up my writing. I can't wait to get the rest back and see what else she's done to make Weapon Icean sparkle. Just through the first two edited chapters I absorbed so much from writing. First of all that having a second pair of eyes really is helpful. For the longest time I didn't think an editor or beta readers would really help. I mean I know what's best for my book right? I'm the one that came up with it, wrote it and loved

Your Muse and How To Have an Endless Supply of Ideas

Hey everyone! Happy (late) Fourth of July! I hope you all had a great day yesterday with friends and family. We did bottle rockets and had s'mores and watched fireworks. It was a lot of fun. And now onto the post for the day! About a week ago I had the word "muse" on my mind. Whenever I think of the word muse the first thing that pops into my head are those spunky Greek ladies on the Disney movie Hercules (which happens to be one of my favorite Disney movies by the way). Back then the Greeks had some serious respect for the muses. Especially the creative Greeks. The sculptors and painters and writers of that time. They all paid their respects and prayed to the muses for guidance. Homer even starts most of his epic poets with a prayer or a mention of the muses, making sure everyone who read his poems knew they helped him out. Another thing that comes to mind when I think of the word muse is A.G. Howard's Splintered series. Alyssa's best friend (and crush)