If you caught this week's podcast episode, we talked about reading our work aloud to help catch anything that sounds odd or clunky. In that episode, I mentioned the fact there are programs that will read your text aloud. Well, apparently my version of Microsoft Word has a Read Aloud feature that I didn't know about. So, I tried it!
Reblog from WritersHelpingWriters.net by Lisa Poisso Many writers equate preparing for a professional edit with revision. We’ll cover a few revision tasks in this article, but revision is only half the battle. Preparing your manuscript is the first part of getting ready for editing. The second part is preparing yourself.
This week's guest post is the lovely K E Domeny, who discusses the horrors and successes of being a writer. Enjoy!
Okay, so we're talking about editing again. Last time I discussed the technique of the Epic Edit. But that's not everyone's cup of tea. Since I am currently at the first edit stage of my newly rewritten manuscript "Dark Hart", I thought this would be a good time to talk about editing again.
Often the part of the writing process people hate, only slightly less than marketing. But Editing is a key part of writing. So whether we love it or loathe it, doesn't stop its necessity. Now, there are many ways to do an edit, but today I want to discuss the Epic Edit! Some of you might hate me for even discussing this, but there is some things to be said for the Epic Edit. Not sure what the heck I'm talking about? Read on!
Due to a family emergency that I have been dealing with this last few days I haven’t had chance to sort a blog post. So I thought I would share this great editing article.
Originally posted as the Dun Writin’—Now Whut? series on this blog, EDITING 101 is a weekly refresher series for some of you and brand new for others.
Courtesy of Adirondack Editing
Self Editing Part 1
Some of the things we’ve discussed previously are good to be on the watch for and remove, but there are other, specific tasks that can be done when a manuscript’s completed to help polish it. Since there are many of these odd jobs, this specific post will continue over time.
Editing your own work involves hard labor. Other authors have mentioned they make as many as ten to fifteen passes in editing, revising, and reworking, focusing on one or two aspects of self-editing each time. Those authors are to be commended, since writing a book is only one third of the work. Editing is the second third, and publishing and marketing take up the final third. You’re…
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This week's guest poster is rather special, well he is to me. Today's poster is my loving and supportive partner, who came up with a topic that I think is certainly important. So I hope you enjoy it.