Are you a writer, blogger, or creative looking for a new pair of eyes to read your work?
While I’ve started writing my first novel, I have also been providing editing services to other writers. A lot of the creatives I help have the ideas and words down, but they don’t know how to organize, structure, or give a proper flow for the reader. While grammar is also part of the editing process, I will challenge you to think further off the page about your piece until it’s published, then I will help promote it!
As I get ready for the last week of the class, I am asked to revise my story. To do this, it’s helpful to read other stories. Below, are the questions that helped me edit my own story.
Note: they came from the online course, linked above.
Editing your writing is very important – some would say the most important aspect of writing. It’s often said that anyone can write but only writers can edit. Now that you have written your first draft and left it to settle for a while, you will need to go back and reflect on what you have written, and make changes accordingly.
Don’t be afraid to cut large parts of it if necessary.
As we have already discussed, you might find that when you have got into the story you can go back and cut out the opening sentences. Some openings may well have been used as a way to get into writing the story, or a particular passage, but the story might be more vibrant and enticing without them.