On the 34th episode of Go Book Yourself, the podcast that helps you Master Writing, Marketing, and Publishing One Byte at a Time, Hilary is sharing the editing tips she applies to every author’s manuscript.
Sometimes, taking a peek into the inner mechanisms of the mind of someone doing a different job than you helps you do your job a little bit better. Here’s hoping this insight into the editing process helps you when you sit down and confront the blank page.
Remember these three tips and listen for even more. There’s a long list this go-round, so don’t skip a minute!
- Check the order of the words in your sentences. Do you need to move anything around? What is describing the subject?
- Develop the ability to switch back and forth between reading perspectives. It’s easier than you think! Hilary tells you how 🙂
- Don’t use ten-dollar words when a buck will do.
Apply these tactics as you create your masterpiece, but do make sure you get the writing done first before leaping into editing. The art of writing is free-flowing, so edit only when you are done expunging yourself of all your ink and ideas.
Got questions or ready to work on your book? Reach out to your host, Hilary Jastram, for guidance here → GBYPodcast.com.
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Don’t let intimidation stop you from becoming an author or pouring your heart into any media. Storytelling is life.
That’s it for this chapter until next week. In the meantime, write on!
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