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Best editing tip ever

Best editing tip ever

I learned this tip from one of our critique facilitators, author, Julie Ferguson, who led our local writing group for decades. Unfortunately (for us) she has since moved cities, but I haven’t forgotten her many gems of advice while editing.

Read aloud. Two things happen when I read aloud. Firstly, I hear what I’ve written more clearly than merely reading in my head. Secondly, when I stumbled on a phrase, it usually means there’s something not quite right with what I’ve written.

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All it entails

All it entails

More than a year ago an author friend  launched her novel, The Beggar’s Dance. With the hard copy of a book in her hand, it all looked so easy. Only fellow writers understood the years of toil that go into writing any novel. Continue reading “All it entails”