Question for today: Do you prefer to edit on your computer or on paper? I’ve always been one to edit (and write) on my computer. In an effort to save paper and time (I can type faster than I write by hand), I’ve always gone to my computer. But recently, I was working with this one… Read More Do you prefer to edit on your computer or on paper?
Things you’ll need: One computer A draft of your novel An outline Classical music Books Snacks (candy is preferred) Emotional endurance Social media avoidance Twitter — Directions: Start by turning on your computer and opening the draft of your manuscript. Stare at your novel for at least fifteen minutes before beginning. This step is… Read More Recipe for Edited Manuscript
I’ve been editing my manuscript lately, and it’s been a lot of work. That said, I don’t dislike editing. I actually really enjoy those moments of breakthrough when I know I’ve just made my story infinitely better. And I’ve found that when editing (as many people have said before), it’s best to not try to fix everything at… Read More It’s all in the timing
This week, I came to the realization that something big had to be changed in my novel. Okay, maybe that’s wrong. I had known something was wrong with the beginning of my manuscript for quite some time, ever since my younger sister had read the first few chapters and pointed out something she didn’t like.… Read More An apology to my main character
I think I need to re-write this entire chapter. What if I removed that character from this scene? Oh, I like that scene a lot better now! Nope, nope, nope, that scene was better before. This is wrong…but I don’t know what needs to happen to make it better. I’ve definitely had a variation of all… Read More Being the Goldilocks of editing