Tag Archives: Editing

When is “correct” the incorrect choice?

by Christine Kling We’ve been busy here in Fiji fixing things, but Wayne and I are at work on vastly different projects. He is working with the welder and crew to fix the keel cooler. We also have guys on … Continue reading

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Editing on the water

  by Christine Kling The common wisdom when it comes to editing a manuscript is to put it aside for a few days and then come back to it with fresh eyes. This time I followed the common wisdom and … Continue reading

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Top ten things NOT to do when editing a manuscript

by Christine Kling I read recently that the best way to get traffic to your blog is to be sure that you offer valuable information to your readers. In the light of that finding, I’m offering to you the wisdom … Continue reading

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I’ve never really been a singlehander

I lasted two months. And in those two months, I flew to Annapolis to give a talk at a yacht club, I flew to St. Thomas to cover the Rolex Regatta, and I flew down to the Exumas and helped … Continue reading

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Serendipity II

Ten months ago, I wrote a blog post on the power of this word.  Serendipity means a happy accident or a pleasant surprise. It is when something good happens to you when you are not expecting it. I feel this … Continue reading

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From Rags to Riches: The trouble with deadlines.

By Mike Jastrzebski Readers of this blog know that I swore if my new book, Weep No More, was not finished by the first of November I was going to put it away and start work on the boat. The … Continue reading

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An homage to the Edit Queen

I was thinking today that my wife, Mary, is one of the sweetest, easy going people I’ve ever met. This applies to just about every aspect of her life–except for when it comes to editing my books. Now don’t get … Continue reading

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Raising the waterline

I just finished painting the first coat on the bottom this afternoon, day four of life on the hard and the lovely midnight treks down the ladder and through the shadowy hulls to the ladies room.  My boat used to … Continue reading

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John Alden, “Wooden Ships” & Writing

by John Urban          John Alden was one of the 20th century’s great sailboat designers.  Alden’s design office was in Boston and he summered in Rhode Island, not far from I live.  Alden designed a series of boats known as the … Continue reading

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