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Three Dirty Birds Talk Show vs Tell

It’s a New Year, but the same old young Dirty Birds! We’re back with chapter 8 of James Scott Bell’s Revision and Self-Editing for Publication–Show vs. Tell. Ana: I can never get enough of this topic. /sarcasm Zoe: It was fairly palatable in this presentation. It’s been worse! Ana: It’s probably not him, it’s...

Three Dirty Birds Talk About Scenes

WE’RE BACK!!!! At least until Christmas derails us. Then we lose Zoe-bird for a couple of weeks, but we’ll be back in the New Year to finish off James Scott Bell and squabble about what book we’ll read next. Any suggestions? We’d like something a little more focused, something that will help us with...

Dirty Bird Hiatus

Christmas season is upon us, the US just had Thanksgiving (and all the attendant family obligations), and I’m still drowning in dayjob. So, the Dirty Birds are taking a short break and will be back soon. Before Christmas, but we all need a bit of breathing space right now. In the meantime, I received...

Three Dirty Birds on Character

Three Dirty Birds are talking Character today with James Scott Bell’s Revision and Self-Editing for Publication (2e). Kate: So much wonderful in this chapter, it’s definitely not a skimmer. There’s stuff in this chapter that I’m definitely going to apply (if the day job ever calms down enough to let me write again). Ana:...