Thanks to all the folks who came out to the session on editing–I so enjoy hanging out with authors and talking writing!
For those who couldn’t make it, here are the top three things to know:
- Your edits should fit your voice & tone. In other words, it’s great to have people talking about vivid description, but if verbose prose about trees and leaves aren’t within the wheelhouse of your character, then honour your character.
- Check your ego at the door. If you’ve got Beta readers telling you there are issues with plot or character, then as hard as it is, make those changes.
- Take your time and don’t over-analyze. Sure, maybe it should be “sped” instead of “strode’ but when you’re nickel & diming yourself on synonyms, it’s time to stop editing and start submitting.
Questions? Email me at regionalwir @ gmail.com