Self-Editing Strategies for Your Stories

ONCE UPON a TIME…

 
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WRITE YOUR STORY

You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.
— Jodi Picoult

"Just write!

It's crazy vague advice, right? 

As if famous authors don’t follow a blueprint. We know they're sitting on a writing roadmap to successful storytelling.

So what's their secret?

And how do you get started writing?

Nobody sets off on their Heroine's Journey without a freakin' clue or a quest or jewel to retrieve. So, what's the magic ticket, kick-in-the-pants, sure-fire approach to start your writer's journey?

Behold. Your call to adventure is here.

Prepare to:

  • ignite a regular writing practice—without journaling (sounds shocking, doesn’t it?)

  • dive into craft with actual tools & techniques, not just inspirational mantras (feel free to “om” while you work, though.)

  • produce a high-quality manuscript that’s revision ready

Click below to get your golden goose egg for great writing.

"BLISSOM is WORD MAGIC!"

Kelly with a Big Ol' K, stand-up comedienne & comedy writer

BE MORE NAKED™

Writing is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public.
— Paulo Coelho

I'm Blissom Booblé, a writer and editor.

Since 2011, I've been taking my clothes off by telling my stories. It's a scary process.

I’ve had to ask myself: Can I write about sex? My miscarriage? My medical trauma? Postpartum life?

Overcoming fear is key when getting started.

But once you begin revising, you’ll need endure, too.

You may feel like you're carrying a boulder up a mountain, naked. 

You can do it!

Not the naked boulder part, but definitely the revisions.

Revisions are the best part.

Here’s where you’ll learn your writing can be both courageous and vulnerable.

Stories deserve a shape.

And I’ll give you guidance for structuring yours.

I'm not a proofreader. I'm a developmental editor & writing coach. 

I believe in big changes.

Self-editing that not only shifts your words on the page, but the hearts and minds of your readers. 

Being a writer is so much more than sticking words on a page, fingers crossed, hoping for the best. 

You’re creating a forever time capsule.

You, naked. 

When you’re ready, I’m here for you.

 

“Blissom took my stories from elementary to extraordinary.

—HAWKER VANGUARD EMMY® NOMINATED JOURNALIST FOR ALBUQUERQUE’S KOB 4

 

REVISE YOUR WRITING, REVEAL YOUR LIFE

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"Blissom is one of the top writing coaches in the game."

— Paul Fitzgerald, Author, New Lighting

Learn the SEXY ART of SELF-EDITING

 
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YOU’RE a CREATOR. BECOME an ALCHEMIST. 

I’m all for the scissors. I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.
— Truman Capote

I know you’ve got writing goals.

But believe me—a word count is just another number.

Like age.

Numbers of words add u[ like that second (and third) 39th birthday. They don’t mean a thing without passion, perspective, and a powerful story arc.

Many writers struggle for years to snag the right words.

Some never find them. 

Your editing process should be a transformative act.

Alchemy.

Not mental torture.

The opportunity to craft stories that can change your life and the lives of others.

Coming in 2019, a better approach to writing & editing:

  • Burn Your Journal: How to Ignite a Red-Hot Writing Obsession

  • Flip the Script: A Novel Approach to Memoir

  • How to Train Your Beta

  • How to Write a Killer Bio