On today's episode, I was flying solo as host but I wasn't alone, as I welcomed author Kim Golden to the show to give her personal experience regarding editing her novels as this week's question we ask: "How Many Rounds Of Edits Do You Typically Do?"
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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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.
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. 🙂