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Last week I noted that the first step of successful developmental editing is finding a reader. This week, I’m going to talk about the second step, in which you lay your soul bare and embrace all the feedback the reader gave you. This step can be intimidating, but you WILL survive it if you reflect on whatContinue reading “Developmental Editing: Reflect, Listen, and Plan to Give Your Work New Life”
One of a writer’s most important tasks is editing, but one of the most common misunderstandings I see with writers, particularly new writers, is that editing is all about grammar, mechanics, and sentence-level issues. But that type of sentence-level work isn’t editing; it’s proofreading. Now, proofreading is important. It’s SUPER important. It’s how you polishContinue reading “Different Kinds of Editing; or, How Developmental Editing is like Raising a Toddler”
Any time I mention Microsoft OneNote to writers, I get one of two responses. “Huh?” Or… “Nah…” Needless to say OneNote doesn’t seem to inspire writers the way other writing apps such as Scrivener do. BUT (I’m sure you sensed a BUT coming), it is a useful tool for research, outlining, character profiles, and brainstorming. WhileContinue reading “Five Ways Writers Can Use Microsoft OneNote to Improve their Writing Lives”