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How To Give Your Novel A Strong Edit

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.

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How To Do An Epic Edit Of Your Novel

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!

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How To Use The Power of Questions

As writers, we live with our stories for a long time, from the moment we get the spark, through the daydreaming, brainstorm, planning and writing stages.  But it does mean we sometimes forget our readers don’t know everything unless we show them.

In this era of self-publishing, I have found that a good number of the self-published books I’ve read didn’t really felt like completed, polished works. 

Sometimes, people are so eager to be “published” that they aren’t taking the time to really get into the meat of their manuscript.  They have potential, but just fall short.

I am left asking questions throughout the entire book.

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How To Work Through The 11 Stages Of Writing

As my novel ideas have come screaming back like a furious banshee over the last few weeks, it got me thinking about the Stages of Writing.

For those hardened writers who have been at it for ages, I’m sure you will see some familiarity here. 

For those newly joining us in the world of writing, welcome to what the journey will hold. 🙂