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
So last week I said that I finished my novel manuscript (really exciting), but I wanted to tell more about how I finished it. There was lots of rewrites and staying up until 3 and 4 in the morning, but I was eventually able to make it to the end. To get to the point where everything felt complete,… Read More Finishing touches
I did it. I finished my novel manuscript (insert tears here). It was really, really difficult and really, really fun. And I finished it. So to give you an idea of how this process went, here are the stages of writing a novel – with the help of Shia LaBeouf gifs, of course. 1. First, you have… Read More The 23 stages of writing a novel, as demonstrated by Shia LaBeouf