Ep 006 | The Merry Writer Podcast

Time for another Podcast!  Yes, we are churning them out every week, look at us go!

The Merry Writer Podcast is a weekly show where Rachel and I ask and answer ‘writerly’ questions. 

For those of you who have not already listened via your chosen platform, there is an embedded Youtube video below of today’s topic, which is:

“Do You Love or Hate Editing?”

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Episode 006



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6 thoughts on “Ep 006 | The Merry Writer Podcast

  1. I never print my books out… everyone suggests it, but I just don’t do it. I do, however, print it to PDF and read it on my Kindle, then take notes on my phone when I find something. But that’s usually on some of the later edits anyway.

    Do you really think printing helps it?

    1. I personally do think it helps and the tactility of scribbling new notes activates other parts of the brain.

      I don’t print out every draft but I certainly make sure to print at least 2. It also means it’s easier to pass to my Alpha Reader (my partner) who can take his time scribbling his notes too.

      But in the end, we are all different and have our own methods and there isn’t a definite BEST thing that works. So, do whatever you feel is the best for you. 🙂

      1. Yeah, he is definitely my biggest fan but is confident enough to (from a distance) point out all my faults and flaws (within the manuscript!) I am lucky he enjoys the stories I write 🙂

  2. I’ve edited a lot more in the past month. I’m writing by the seat of my pants and I find spots where I find spots for missing words, make punctuation fixes, etc. I taught myself to type – took typing classes, failed, I’m doubled jointed. Sometimes my grammar checker, Grammarly, flags certain words as a poor choice but I want my character to sound and not somebody who’s been to Oxford or Eton

    1. I’m the same, I taught myself to type and then when I started working one of my bosses sent me on a typing course.

      They tried to make me type in the “correct” way and it slowed me from 80 words a minute to like 40.

      My boss realised the class was unnecessary and I was happy to keep typing in my own way 🙂

      I both love and hate Grammarly. It can be great, but other times it’s “fixes” are just so wrong it’s ridiculous.

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