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Merm-8 Third Revision is Officially Complete

Merm-8 Third Revision is Officially Complete

I finally got done with those arduous Macros on Sunday night.  My last one is “overused words” which includes a lot of “look”s, “since”s, and “even”s.  The problem is, most of the time, it’s either very hard to reword it, or it doesn’t matter.  If a character looks at something, there’s not a lot of other ways to put it.

So now that I’m done with this, I let it incubate for 3 weeks.  Then I’ll use a program I found called “Natural Reader” that I’ll use to read the story out loud to me.  This will help me find all those little things I miss, the little skippable words, that get glanced over if you stare at a manuscript too long.  I’ve only done this once before and that was years ago.  I was reading out loud to myself then, and I just felt stupid.  Plus since I write at work, speaking out loud isn’t going to go over so well.

In the meantime, I’ve a got a bonus critique of Defender to go through.  This is the short story basis for my White Mage Story, and it’s helping me do a few things differently. Most importantly not to sound like a D&D rip-off while still being a D&D rip-off.

Eric J. Juneau

Eric Juneau is a software engineer and novelist on his lunch breaks. In 2016, his first novel, Merm-8, was published by eTreasures. He lives in, was born in, and refuses to leave, Minnesota. You can find him talking about movies, video games, and Disney princesses at where he details his journey to become a capital A Author.

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