first draft

Editing Your Novel’s World: Not Just for SFF

Whether you write general fiction or genre fiction, when it’s time to review that completed first draft and look for loop-holes in the substantive/content portion of your manuscript, WORLD BUILDING should not be taken for granted. Now, it’s true that… Read More ›

Editing Tip #44

~ First Draft Fears, Second Draft Jitters ~ I know I’ve said it time and again but you absolutely must re-read your first draft before anyone else sets eyes on it. But then I hear, “I’d rather an editor look… Read More ›

Editing Tip #10

Don’t be Afraid to Fragment, Part 1 – Tackling your manuscript in its entirety and trying to keep every little thing you’ve ever learned about editing in the front of your mind as you painstakingly reread your work from start… Read More ›