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Second installment of Thursday R.E.A.D.s now up!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! It’s the second Thursday of this quarter, and I’ve posted my second installment of Thursday R.E.A.D.s. Today I share my thoughts on how I viewed The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth as an editor. Here’s an excerpt:

As a reader, I’m as much a fan of the plot twist as the next person. As an editor, I scrutinize these twists. I want them to make sense, because when a book requires as much emotional investment as this book does, that twist shouldn’t leave the reader feeling like they’ve just been walloped in the head by a 50-pound bag.

Check out the whole post now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

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Why revisions are fun!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I’m so excited — earlier today, I sent my editor a revised manuscript of the novella that will be published by Atmosphere Press later this year. Next week I have a Zoom meeting with her to discuss the revisions and next steps. I’m going to be a published author, everyone! Can’t wait!

In the meantime, work here on The Write Edge continues, of course. Thanks to talking all of you week after week, year after year, I’m getting to see my dream come true. ❤

First, my newest short story. Today I posted some micro fiction, but it’s just long enough to share an excerpt. Here’s that:

The mouth had whispered “I love you” in her ears for the first time ever. The eyes had sought hers across the basketball court after wins and losses. The face had turned away from her shattered heart.

Read the whole piece now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

In the middle of the week, I’ll share my newest book review. This week I’m going to let you know what I thought of Reluctantly Home by Imogen Clark. Come back for that on Wednesday on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

It’s the second quarter of the year, which means a new Thursday R.E.A.D.s. All month long, I’m taking a closer look at The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth. Last week I shared my thoughts on the novel as a Reviewer. This Thursday, find out how I viewed it as an Editor.

Finally, on Friday, it’s back to Instagram. Check out what I’m reading for next week as well as other bits and pieces from my non-writing/non-editing life. Find thumbnails of older posts here on the home page, and follow me on the platform with my handle, @EktaRGarg.

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Technology is a beast/Yay for technology!

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Happy Friday, Write Edge readers! First, a post that’s a week late but is finally done. I’ve finally gotten the latest episode of Biblio Breakdown online. Tech is always a beast until it works wonders. Honestly, I still find myself amazed by it all.

In this latest episode, I talk about how to be audacious in your writing within the context of The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner, my first (and so far only) 5-star read for 2021. Check it out on my author website now, and be sure to share with your writing friends!

And now for our regular “programming.” It’s Insta Friday! Check out what I’m currently reading in addition to what I’ll be reviewing next week. Also, get a peek at my new desk — yes, it’s finally assembled. 😀 Find these and other posts on Instagram with my handle, @EktaRGarg. Follow and like the posts!

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Have a wonderful day and weekend, readers!