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4 Surprising Tips for Self Editing your Writing 

To write is human, to edit is divine

– Stephen King

1. Create distance

Before tackling the difficult task of editing your work, create some distance first – between yourself and your important manuscript.

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Editing a first draft - time to see if the novel makes any sense...

It’s my ambition to get a novel published at some point in the not-too-distant future, and I have been working (very slowly) towards this for a while now. 413 more words


4 Tips for Decluttering Your Manuscript

This week was my Spring Break, and I spent the time getting my affairs in order. Spring is most definitely in the air (at least it is where I live), and decluttering is something I’ve been putting off, but this week I threw open my windows, rolled up my sleeves, and dove in(to my closet). 1,031 more words

Story-fixing Your Novel––Part X

There is an abundance of material we could continue to cover on this general subject, but I would suggest that if you like what you’ve seen, you purchase Steven James’ … 754 more words


Self Editing and Formatting, Part 2

Last Friday I posted about curbing the most common grammar mistakes, click here! This week, you guessed it, we’re focusing on Punctuation.

Experiences And Advice

Creative Essays: Self-editing

Daily Prompt #15:  My writing process

What is your process for writing? Be as detailed as you can.

Write for five minutes. Be prepared to share.

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Writer's Notebook

Self-Editing Tip #8: Dialogue Tags Don't Need All the Action

We all know dialogue is extremely important in fiction, and writing it correctly can make or break a piece of writing (see Self-Editing Tip #5… 1,454 more words