You have a story. It's written. Now what? You've got to edit it. Editing is where all the magic happens. Where ideas become real, where caricatures become characters and where a story becomes novel. This is a blog about how to edit, about the editing process.

This is Jamie Steidle's journal: an idea, a blog, and a podcast. JamieSteidle.com is an in-depth coverage of the writing process.From novels to new ideas - it is about voices that aren’t always heard and ideas that aren’t well-known. 

I will post twice a week about the editorial process. Explore my site, or, if you want to support me. Purchase the books below. 

 

About the Author

 

Jamie Steidle is a Shakespeare scholar, editor, freelance writer, journalist, and storyteller. He's an avid reader, part-time reasoner, frequent blogger, and consumer of coffee and other caffeinated beverages. 

He attended the University of Limerick, where he received his Master of Arts in English literature. He was the assistant editor for Feeding My Kid and currently, he's the Editorial Creative at South Street & Co., a marketing agency in Orlando, Florida.

Steidle is co-author of the book, “This is Zoic” and is author of the book, “The Keeper Reverie.” If he isn’t spending his time writing, he’s thinking about spending his time writing. Follow him on Twitter

This is Zoic

Jamie Steidle & Brendan Steidle

It begins with the former maître d’ hotel of the famed Lafayette in New York City. Derelict of his duty, he takes to the sea in a makeshift bathtub. Soon a tempest is upon him. Meanwhile… On a high cliff overlooking this selfsame sea, a mayor—ex-mayor—stands defeated, awaiting the train that will take him away. Unfurling from his pocket a great list of everything he’s done or will do, he attempts to make a note, but a gust of wind notes the attempt and attempts to take the list—which it does, launching the list on an air-ward voyage far and away from the mayor’s grasp. Back at sea, the little bathtub is guided to safety by a furled aberration twisting in the clouds. Meeting on the shore, the two men begin their quest for the list and its secrets—which contain the key to their future and the future of this strange island nation. This is Zoic!

Available on the Kindle.

 

The Keeper Reverie

Jamie Steidle

15-year-old Jake Lethe has a problem: he doesn’t really care for the family business. 

Jake travels around the country with his uncle and mother in a blood bus, collecting blood from generous donors. But little do the generous donors know that collecting blood is a front. The Lethe family are Grafters. They take dreams and memories and sell them at festivals. That’s how they make their living. But when Jake’s uncle and mother are kidnapped, Jake is forced by an unscrupulous adversary to find and locate the lost city of his ancestors in order to get his family back. 

Compelling and gripping, the tale weaves across the vast distances of what is real and what can only be dreamt. An action adventure with a twist, a turn and a question: just what does it mean to be different and how can that save everything you know?

Available on the Kindle.