Editing tips

Taylor Grace

Editing is one of those nebulous things that’s never quite defined. How do we do it? What do we change? How do we know what to add, erase? When do we stop? It’s not clear, or easy.

Don’t do what I did. I started out polishing each scene only to find that editing the entire plot meant throwing some of them out. ARGH! Also, don’t edit while you’re writing. Editing kills your inspirational muse. It’s the complete opposite of creating. So, create, then edit.

So, what’s the answer? I’m going to be very honest here, I’m still trying to figure it out. But these guys are pros. They’ve done it and done it successfully. Check it out!

http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2011/05/how-i-edit.html This guy has the entire process that he follows for everyone to read. Definitely one for me to look at.

http://thewritelife.com/edit-your-copy/ This one has great tips for polishing scenes and little bits…

View original post 82 more words

About Gene'O

Compulsive writer, amateur photographer, and blogaholic. Also an evil genius.

One thought on “Editing tips

  1. Candice Mizell says:

    Reblogged this on Carving Out A Space and commented:
    I’m a sucker for writing links, I’ll admit. Here are some to add to the growing arsenal.

    Disclaimer: I’ve not followed these links yet… merely leaving this here to peruse later.



Talk to me

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s