Posts tagged editing
Posts tagged editing
A good novel is often revised several times before it’s ready to be submitted to a literary agent or editor for publication. As daunting as this seems, revision (or self-editing) is simply part of the process of taking that first draft and turning it into a polished and coherent novel and, hopefully, one that will make you a star. Here are some tips about how to revise your novel.
If the revision process seems intimidating, break it down into manageable steps. Some writers make one thorough sweep, and others make multiple passes, concentrating on different areas each time (characterization, plot, theme). However you work best, take the time to find those weaknesses that could halt the flow of your plot or take credibility away from your main character.
Sometimes the delete key is the only one you need. *sigh* #AmEditing
If you’ve ever suffered through a bad critique, you know how damaging feedback can be to the creative process. Here are a few simple tips to help you determine how to find and choose a critique partner to help with your writing.
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Many poets dream of one day publishing a full collection of poetry, whether it’s a traditionally published best seller or a self-published manuscript shared with family and friends. But before you try to get your poetry book published, there are some important first steps you’ll need to take.
Whether you’re submitting your poetry collection or preparing to self-publish, here are some essential elements your poetry manuscript should have. As always, when there’s a question of proper formatting, follow the specific guidelines of the publisher or company in question.
Whether you are working on the first draft of your book, editing your short story, or experimenting with different forms of poetry, getting criticism from fellow writers (and readers) should be a regular part of your creative process. Let’s face it: anyone can put words on a page and call it a story, or divide those words up into stanzas and call it a poem. But successful authors know that constructive feedback from a freelance fiction editor, critique partner, or writing group is tantamount to perfecting the craft of writing.