Category Archives: advice you never asked for but are getting regardless

  1. How Not To Judge a Poetry Competition

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    November 15, 2015 by Tracey S. Rosenberg

    Back in 2013, I wrote a two-part blog post about judging a poetry competition (part 1 and part 2). In …
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  2. Making Mistakes Before They Matter

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    May 10, 2009 by Tracey S. Rosenberg

    Sometimes gremlins sneak into your computer. Really, how else can it be explained that I duplicated the first chapter of …
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  3. Editing and publicizing: part of the writing process?

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    August 28, 2008 by Tracey S. Rosenberg

    Bookslut (all hail) posted a link to an interview with Helen DeWitt, who’s selling her most recent book in e-form …
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  4. How to make an entire and mostly unnecessary scene go away

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    July 30, 2008 by Tracey S. Rosenberg

    1. Change the timing of the previous scene from lunch to dinner. Then you don’t need to worry about how …
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  5. Polyphony is hard!

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    July 24, 2008 by Tracey S. Rosenberg

    Otherwise known as, multiple characters can be really confusing. I regret having to ditch some, but when I went through …
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  6. No excuse!

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    June 18, 2008 by Tracey S. Rosenberg

    Given the amount of time and effort some agents put into giving advice about query letters, it’s really the responsibility …
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  7. Computer-related links (and one book)

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    June 17, 2008 by Tracey S. Rosenberg

    Michael Agger at Slate questions how we read online. I definitely structure my blog entries differently – shorter paragraphs, mainly …
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Tiny bio

I live, work, and write in Edinburgh. I travel to other places as much as I can. To contact me, email writingmostly at gmail dot com.

Books

CURRENTLY READING: The Ginseng Hunter by Jeff Talarigo.