Writing tips - Revising & editing

Writing tips about how to revise and edit a novel
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Click through to learn how to use this narrative technique to get rid of lousy opening scenes and the shaky first page of your novel idea. Learn with examples from books, movies, and TV shows that audiences love. via @lizrufiange

In Medias Res: How to Eliminate Horrible First Pages

Click through to learn how to use this narrative technique to get rid of lousy opening scenes and the shaky first page of your novel idea. Learn with examples from books, movies, and TV shows that audiences love. Writing tips

Ever wonder what you should ask beta readers to look for? Or what you you check while you're reading another writer's work? The Beta Reading Worksheet gives two pages of suggestions for how to objectively judge writing and storytelling quality.

Introducing the Beta Reading Worksheet

Giving the type of feedback we’d like to receive is like a writers’ version of the Golden Rule. Unfortunately, common sense isn't as common as it should be.

Editing is a bitch. I’ve written about the differences between editing and revising before. But my dear friend Ali recently taught me one of the best, most practically useful lessons I’ve ever learnt when it comes to editing.

Editing is a struggle. I’ve written about the differences between editing and revising before. But my dear friend Ali recently taught me one of the best, most practically useful lessons I’ve ever learnt when it comes to editing.

3 Things to Focus on When Rewriting a Book

The Final Draft: How I Go About Rewriting a Book

The Final Draft: How I Go About Rewriting a Book - Natasha Lester, Author

Writers: Always organize. Try #writing your novel on colour-coded post-its or index cards. See more at http://www.nownovel.com/blog/how-do-i-edit-my-own-writing/

How to Edit Your Novel: 8 Simple Steps

Story Problem? Don't assume it's the plot--6 Steps to Balancing Plot and Character Edits

6 Steps to Balance Your Editing: Plot vs. Characters

Editing Tips--Tightening Scenes

Ask Jami: Editing Tips--Tightening Scenes

What do you look for when you revise your manuscript? I'm sharing 10 weaknesses to look for when you start revising your novel. Take a look >>>

What do you look for when you revise your manuscript? I'm sharing 10 weaknesses to look for when you start revising your novel.

Editing Tips--How to Use Color-Coding

Ask Jami: Editing Tips--How to Use Color-Coding

10 Writing Resources: Revision

10 Writing Resources: Revision

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How to Revise Your Novel: Learn the difference between editing and revising, and get a step-by-step plan to help you survive revisions. Click through for the post >>>>>

How to Revise Your Novel: Learn the difference between editing and revising, and get a step-by-step plan to help you survive revisions. Click through for the post, plus get your FREE Novel Plot worksheet to help you keep your revisions on track >>>>>

How to Fix the Infamous Info Dump

How to Fix the Infamous Info Dump

Critique Partners are an amazing asset to a writer at any stage, and I often hear writers asking about where to find CPs, how to find the *right* CP, or how to make the most of CP relationships. I've put together the answers to the most common questions below. Click through to read it >>>

Critique Partners, Beta Readers, Sensitivity Readers, oh my! Find out the differences here, and why / when you need them as an essential part of the publication process.

Critique Partners and Beta Readers are an essential part of the publication process, but there's often confusion about what they are and whether or not they're important (spoiler: they are). If you've been confused about CPs and betas in the past, then this post is for you! Click through to read it >>>

Critique Partners and Beta Readers are an essential part of the publication process, but there's often confusion about what they are and whether or not they're important (spoiler: they are). If you've been confused about CPs and betas in the past, then th

Kiss Your “As” Goodbye: A Simple Grammar Trick for Better Fiction

Kiss Your “As” Goodbye: A Simple Grammar Trick for Better Fiction

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