Polishing your novel may not be your favorite part of the writing process, but it is a necessary part of the craft. Try some of these tips to get you started and keep you going.
Proper editing makes all the difference when it comes to producing a high-quality book, but many authors think editing comes down to spelling and grammar. In our last blog we talked about why you should self-edit your book, and what
One of the most important processes a story goes through is editing. No one, not even professional writers, write without editing their pieces very thoroughly. It guarantees that the products that their readers are seeing are polished and the very
Writing is a long and arduous process. It can also be the most fulfilling. One of the hardest things to do is share your work with others when it is being worked on, or what is called a rough draft.
There seems to be a little bit of confusion in the writing world about the infamous em dash. Recently, I was part of a discussion on Twitter with other authors who seem to think the usage of the em dash
So, you have presented your manuscript to your writers’ group or asked beta readers for their opinions and had your turn receiving feedback. Now it’s time to give your own feedback to someone else. What is the best way to
So you have written your manuscript and have finally put enough polish into it to be ready to hand it off to beta readers. After all, beta feedback is a vital part of the editing process and a crucial must
Don’t sack off and be a skiver when you’re editing! (Say what?!) I think it’s pretty easy to tell when you’re reading a bunch of slang that doesn’t fit the context of the cultural dialect to which you are accustomed.
In the world of writing you need to do a host of stuff if you want to publish, so many important steps; writing, revising, drafting, plotting, editing, polishing and this is before anyone else even looks at it! So who