Thursday, November 02, 2006

Two Items of Happy News

One a matter of interest to writers (I hope), and one of personal pleasure:

1. My Michigan SCBWI talk -- "The Art of Detection: One Editor's Techniques for Analyzing and Revising Your Novel" -- is now online over at Talking Books. This is revised, expanded, and much improved from the draft I gave at the conference, and available as a downloadable Word document for easy reading. Hope you find it useful!

2. I bought a new pair of running shoes tonight, with gray material and webbing, deep purple and lilac lining and decoration, and gunmetal-shiny leather edging. They are gloriously girly, unrepentantly badass running shoes. But the best thing of all is their name -- Nimbus. I've got my own Nimbus 2000s! (Here's hoping they have Firebolts in 2007.)


  1. Lovely talk! I'm feeling (somewhat) mollified for having missed being there in person.

    And how lovely to get Nimbus shoes!

  2. Okay, I'll admit, I've lurked around here soaking up your knowledge for quite a while. But today I decided to venture out of lurkdom to say thanks. WOW! How generous of you to share your talk. It is awesome! I haven't had time to go through it properly, but you can bet I will. Thanks so much for sharing this!

    BTW, would you consider sharing the brand name of your new running shoes?


  3. It is, as the prior commenter noted, generous of you to share, and it's also very useful for those of us who ever have to revise. And while I have many nicknames, One Pass Gregory K is not yet among them, so I fall into that category myself. So, simply, thanks!

  4. Ooooh, Asics. Don't show my husband (he collects the things. Well, maybe "stockpiles" would be more accurate).

  5. I've been using your editing stuff on my raccoon novel already. So take that.

  6. Awesome! Your talks and advice are always helpful. I printed out the pages, read through them, did the work, and now I'm heading to my WIP to apply the things I've learned.

    Thank you so much for sharing. And thank you to Lisa for allowing the use of her work to educate us all. Can't wait to read Emily!

  7. Thanks for the *amazing* editing notes!