I just came across this wonderful little infographic that really hits home on an important point – honing your scenes to make sure A) they’re necessary and B) they’re doing all you need them to 🙂 Happy Editing!
When it comes to a first draft many writers prefer to just ‘get it out’ – like verbal diarrhea (euww). But it’s often easier to fine-tune and fix things in a second draft than trying to get every sentence and… Read More ›
There are a plethora of ways we authors add extra words, phrases, and sentences that aren’t necessary to the context of our writing. Take my title for today – the first three words after the numbered editing tip say enough…. Read More ›
You’re not done editing even after you ‘hit’ the Publish button. Honestly, I’m not kidding here. Even if you’ve “done everything right” (like I did): put your book through substantive/content editing, line/stylistic editing, copy edited it and then proof read… Read More ›
In answer to the question prominently placed above, most writers will give a resounding “YES”… but half of them are likely to be wrong (my personal statistic based on editing others’ work). Over the years I’ve read a number of… Read More ›
You’re that totally prepared author, you know, the one who’s done at least 3 Drafts of your book: self-edited, peer-edited, beta-edited and professional edited to the point where you’ve just received the final print proof for your book and you’re… Read More ›
The mark of a truly talented crafts-person when it comes to writing is how the author integrates the physical characteristics of his entourage within the folds of the story. I have read many a book where an author has written… Read More ›