Chet Sandberg

November 18, 2021

Why I'm Obsessed with Headphones

If you follow me on Twitter and we interact much at all, you probably already know I just got a new set of headphones. I kinda won't shut up about them, though there's more to my love affair with hi-fi audio than the little I've been able to describe so far. Music has been a constant companion of mine. I grew up surrounded by no one wh...
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November 7, 2021

Castration!

What do you get when you cram together twelve fairy princesses, a unicorn, and an arrogant giraffe that can’t be killed? You could have a great book. You could have a disaster. What makes the difference should be obvious, right? It’s in the telling! It’s the way the story is told that will make or break it. Whether you tell it like Fau...
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November 5, 2021

The Difference Between a Book and a Book Report

You've read your manuscript from the beginning, but something doesn’t seem right. Maybe you’ve got a favorite author, and you swear you have all the same elements he or she does, but where your favorite author’s work sings, yours is missing something. As hard as it is to simply get the words out, it appears there’s yet more to this nov...
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November 5, 2021

The First of Many

Welcome to what will become the first of many blog posts about writing craft, storytelling, popular culture, mental illness, vidya gaems, and whatever else strikes my fancy, including book reviews. I'm a professional freelance line editor, which means much of my work here will revolve around the specifics and peculiarities of syntax, b...
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