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Pete McQueeny
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Author, Jim Frankenstein, Rock and Roll Space Priestwww.howsthenovelcoming.comwww.petertmcqueeny.competerambles.blogspot.com
Author, Jim Frankenstein, Rock and Roll Space Priestwww.howsthenovelcoming.comwww.petertmcqueeny.competerambles.blogspot.com

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Technical Difficulties
I'm having technical difficulties, so I'm making this test post. Here is a picture of a puppy

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Getting Published is Hard


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Whiplash, and Other Things
It's been a good long while since I posted anything, and for that I apologize. I moved into a new house, found out my wife was pregnant with our first child, and agreed to take in a Great Dane for an indeterminate amount of time, and had holidays to deal wi...

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Positive Critique Group Stereotypes
Last week, we looked at some of the negative stereotypes that pop up in critique groups . This week, we'll be talking about the flip side: the good guys that help us grow as writers. If you saw a little of yourself in last week's post, this list might help ...

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Negative Critique Group Sterotypes
Critique groups are among a writer's most important resources. Whether online or in person, whether you're a fresh-faced newbie or a seasoned veteran, there is always something to learn from fellow writers. Getting feedback on our writing is the main way we...

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Write for Yourself, or the Reader?
I read a lot about writing. I've almost always got a craft book open in my Kindle library (right now, it's James Frey's How to Write a Damn Good Novel ), and my inbox is clogged with newsletters from half a dozen writing blogs. In books, blogs and forums, t...

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How's the Novel Coming Turns One!
Today marks the one year anniversary of this not-so-humble little website!  It's hard to believe how much has changed in such a short time. I started this site mostly as a way of compiling notes. In my editing career, I've found myself giving the same advic...

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The Search for The Perfect Noun
Basically, you can reduce everything I have to say about nouns down to this quote: "One pearl is better than a whole necklace of potatoes."  -Etienne Decroux If you're the TL;DR type, you can stop now. But if you're interested in mining language for better ...

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The Top 5 Revision Pitfalls
There's a lot to think about when it comes to revision and self-editing. It's thought well spent, but sometimes the sheer enormity of the task can intimidate you into inaction. The following is a list of the top five self-editing situations that I struggle ...

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The Wily Pronoun
Few parts of speech are as wily and confusing as the humble pronoun. Its function seems so simple--to stand in for one or more nouns--and yet pronouns are the source of more mistakes than any other type of word. Even journeyman writers have trouble with the...
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