Category Archives: Editing

How to Write a Fight Scene, Even if You Don’t Know Shit About Fighting — Part 2: Double Duty and Mistakes

Claudie Arseneault/ October 1, 2016/ Editing, Writing/ 0 comments

Welcome back to my aptly named mini-series, in which I discuss how I approach fight scenes despite my lack of concrete knowledge of swordfighting (not that you shouldn’t research at all, but there are ways to get away with some basic know-how!). Part 1 served as an introduction, and Part 3 will have a concrete example to analyse, but I

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Editing an Anthology: the Fun and the Painful

Claudie Arseneault/ September 24, 2015/ Editing, Publication, Wings of Renewal/ 0 comments

And we’re back, continuing the little story of Wings of Renewal. We have chosen our stories, written our acceptance and rejection letters, and all that’s left is the editing. “All.” Like that was little. It’s funny because I’m a published author. I rewrote Viral Airwaves a bunch of time as I wrote and revised and learned what it meant to write. I gave

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The Call for Submissions and Choosing Stories

Claudie Arseneault/ September 22, 2015/ Editing, Publication, Wings of Renewal/ 0 comments

Building Wings of Renewal has been an adventure from start to finish, and it all began with the submission period. I wanted to talk a bit about what it’s been like, because these are very new experiences for me, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. The Submission Period We had no idea the kind of enthusiasm we’d get with this anthology when

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Solarpunk Dragon Anthology !!!

Claudie Arseneault/ May 25, 2015/ Books, Editing, Inspiration and Ideas, Projects, Wings of Renewal, Writing/ 0 comments

Let me tell you about my latest, most exciting project. Because right now, it’s hard for me not to run everywhere around and squeal. This summer, I will be editing an absolutely wonderful anthology centered about solarpunk dragons. I just finished a short story about this, and my writer, friend, and editor Brenda and me were so excited about all

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The Major and the New Writing Strategy

Claudie Arseneault/ December 23, 2011/ Editing, Personal, Viral Airwaves, Writing/ 3 comments

Great news! Though you might’ve heard, because I’ve been posting it everywhere on the internet except here. I have completed my Biochemistry Major! Hurray! *confettis* I thought I’d feel way more accomplished than this, but this instead feels like the first big step of a not-yet-finished road. Still, proud to scratch that from my Life To-Do List! Meanwhile, I’ve also

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