Here's a rare article that not only educates, it entertains in the process. Set aside some time to go through it carefully--you'll be glad you did. Click here: https://authorkristenlamb.com/2019/03/editing-authors-professional-edits/
So if the first word in the fourth line down always trips you up, remember: there should be "a rat" in it (separate).
"If your narrator is someone whose take on things fascinates you, it isn't really going to matter if nothing much happens for a long time. I could watch John Cleese or Anthony Hopkins do dishes for about an hour without needing much else to happen."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
It’s time for this month’s authors’ Round Robin, and author Robin Courtright has set us another excellent topic… How do you self-edit your books before submitting or publishing? When I wrote my first novel I knew very little about the editing process. In my naivety, I thought editing involved checking for spelling mistakes and picking […] … Continue reading 7 tips for self-editing your book — Helena Fairfax
"It's hard for me to believe that people who read very little (or not at all in some cases) should presume to write and expect people to like what they have written, but I know it's true."--Stephen King, On Writing
I am currently hard at work editing my 90K+ collection of short stories that will be published soon. As I go through this work and apply some of the things that I’ve learned editing other authors’ works, I found that I have some crutch words. In public speaking, crutch words are things like ‘um’ or […] … Continue reading Editing Your Draft – Crutch Words — Author Don Massenzio
"Think of the basket of each character's life: what holds the ectoplasm together--what are this person's routines, beliefs? What little things would your characters write in their journals: I ate this, I hate that, I did this, I took the dog for a long walk, I chatted with my neighbor. This is all the stuff … Continue reading Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017
Odd name for a group of islands.
You’ve got to be a lot of things when you’re a writer. Not only do you need to craft characters and worlds from nothing, bring together a cohesive story, and take hundreds of random words and arrange them into sentences that make sense, you also need to check those sentences for mistakes. But when you’ve […] … Continue reading How To Be An Expert Typo Hunter — K.M. Allan
"You have to read widely, constantly refining (and redefining) your own work as you do so."--Stephen King, On Writing