Folsom's 93

The Lives and Crimes of Folsom Prison's Executed Men

Can I Get a Woot-Woot?


This morning, I completed writing all 93 stories. I am by no means finished with the book, but I am one step closer. It felt like a milestone I needed to brag about.

My husband, ever so patient, supportive, and understanding, asked with hopefulness: “So, this means you’ll soon stop talking about executions at the dinner table?”

Of course not. It just means I have a entered into the land of revisions where I will trudge through the muck of rogue commas, swim through a sea of extraneous words, and fight off swarms of killer (yet inactive) verbs. That’s all.

I’m lucky I belong to a fabulous critique group whose members have traversed this treacherous land before me, so I know I won’t be journeying alone.

So tell me . . . what’s the best revision and editing advice you’re ever received?

Author: April Moore

I am the author of two books: Folsom's 93, a historical nonfiction about the men executed at Folsom State Prison; and a women's fiction, Bobbing for Watermelons. I'm also an illustrator and I love collaborating with other writers and artists. Catch me at

2 thoughts on “Can I Get a Woot-Woot?

  1. You rock, April!!!

    The best revision/editing advice I’ve received is to read each sentence individually…aloud. Then fix it. 🙂

  2. Congratulations! The best advice I’ve received is to read aloud. It’s amazing what the ears pick up that the eyes don’t.

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