Greetings, Storytellers. Diana here to talk about whether we should edit our published books, and if so, when. This post also applies to those writers who never publish because they never finish editing. If that's you, read on! Like just about anything we do (paint, cook, dance, carpentry, write) we get better with practice. We … Continue reading Should you edit your published book?
Ciao, SEers. Today is part eleven of the series, and we’re continuing with self-editing. We’ve reached the mid-level revision. By now, you should have corrected the biggest issues in your manuscript. It’s time to read it again and look for problems with execution. Is your dialogue sharp? Are the words you chose appropriate for the … Continue reading Story Development and Execution Part 11: Mid-Level Self-Editing
Ciao, SEers. Today is part ten of the series, and we’re getting into self-editing. The first step in the revision process is to work on the macro-level, or on the biggest issues. Joan introduced us to the basics in self-editing in this post. I’m going to dig a little deeper. I suggest two read-throughs in … Continue reading Story Development and Execution Part 10: Macro-Level Self-Editing
All images Pixabay Most writers have learned the importance of reading their words aloud. It’s advice I heeded early on and am happy to pass along. Writing works on myriad levels. On one level, it’s the mechanical delivery of a story, the typing of words according to rules. It’s fingers on keyboards, reams of paper, … Continue reading 16 Reasons to read your work aloud
Hi gang, Craig with you once more to talk about an open topic. This one isn’t a specific writing lesson. It’s more of an awareness with no right answers. Feel free to discuss in the comments later. When we think of censorship, we think about movie ratings, an overzealous school board, or maybe even a … Continue reading Modern Day Censorship