Tag Archives: editing

6 steps of self-editing

I am buried in the throes of editing my latest novel, THE PRINCE’S PROTEGE, #3 in the Five Kingdoms series. Having had an interesting conversation this week with a visiting relative about my editing process, I thought I’d share it here as, perhaps, helpful guidance to writers at an earlier stage of their career. Whilst […]

Listening to Your WIP – #WritingTip #amwriting

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
We’ve talked about this in the past, but as I avail myself of the process more and more, I now wonder how I wrote anything without stopping to hear my words now and then. At the very least, how did I dare submit my revised document to an editor,…

Do you use #editing software? Check out this special #offer…

You do edit your writing before letting anyone read it, right? Unless you want an opinion of the really raw product as you produce it, you probably do some editing before you show your work to even your alpha readers, let along beta readers. Have you ever considered using editing software? Sure, software can’t take the place […]

#Writers – when the day job takes over….

This week has been a blur of activity leaving very little time to access the internet, or be around on social media. To give you an idea of what I’ve been up to, my week went like this: last Saturday, drive 220 miles in horsebox to stay at Somerford Park Premier League show (Cheshire, UK) […]

Why #editing is like cutting a gemstone

Editing takes me a long time. That’s not because I find it particularly difficult (a few aspects, but not so much), it’s simply a big job to do well, and I don’t have so many hours to devote to it. So why am I here, writing on my blog instead of editing the book? Firstly, […]

#FREE 12, 13 & 14th only – THE WORD-LOSS DIET by Rayne Hall – for serious #writers only

Quick share, folks – for 3 days only (May 12, 13 &14), Rayne Hall is giving away ebook copies on Amazon of her title, THE WORD-LOSS DIET, part of her ‘WRITER’S CRAFT BOOK’ series. If you haven’t seen them yet – shame on you! All writers can learn something from these excellent books. If you don’t […]

#Writers, how do you handle multiple viewpoints in fiction? #amwriting #amediting

As I am still buried in the endless edits for The Prince’s Son, this will be another short(ish) blog, reflecting on how I’m tackling the multiple viewpoint characters in the book – and perhaps then I might find out how others do it as well. When I began this book, I had 6 viewpoint characters. I […]

You’ve hired an editor, but what happens if you don’t agree with them? #authors #writing

So you’ve finished your book and you’ve hired an editor, right? Hopefully you hired the right sort of editor… ‘What?‘ you say, ‘there’s more than one type of editor?’ Oh yes, folks, and if you haven’t got that piece of information yet, you need to go do some research. As an overall guide, you will […]

THE PRINCE’S SON is in editing, #Synopsis & #Logline time – all advice welcome.

Yep, that time has come! The book is written, it’s been to alpha readers and I’m currently editing in preparation for sending to beta readers, so now is the time to start distilling my 150K word complex sequel, with multiple plot strands and 4 viewpoint characters into just a few lines. Easy, right? Hm, you’d think so, but […]

Wouldn’t It Be Great to Have a Magic Button on Your Keyboard That Corrects Everything? But #Editing and #Proofreading Need to be Done by a Human Being. Here’s Why!

Originally posted on BowmanAuthor and Writer/Editor:
? It would be wonderful to have a special button on your keyboard that would read your writing and correct every error, typo, wrong word, omitted word, added word, or verb tense. It would be really amazing if the “edit key” would automatically rewrite awkward sentences, paragraphs, or chapters. There are software packages that attempt to go…