Joan Hall has a great post on Story Empire today about one of a writer’s thorniest problems: editing. Check it out to learn more about the process, including the differences between the various types of editing available. This is something every writer needs to understand, in order to produce the best book possible, and I hope you’ll consider sharing the post far and wide. Thanks, and thanks to Joan for such an informative and helpful post! 🙂
Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. Let’s talk about editing.
I recently read a book that had a good plot. The story was intriguing. The writing grammatically correct. I didn’t find any spelling or punctuation errors. Sound like the person had a good editor, right?
Not necessarily. Throughout the book, there were countless repeated words. Here are two examples.
“Yardley stood outside the bedroom doors. Double doors, white with copper trim. She pictured Isaac in the morning, opening both doors and what he must’ve seen. She took both knobs and pushed the doors open, the way a child might.”
“Yardley knew she was lucky to be a federal prosecutor. The state prosecutors were overworked and had little time to help in any investigations or interviews. Federal prosecutors could pick and choose their cases and take all the time they needed. Whereas a state prosecutor
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