Six Easy Tips for Self-Editing Your Fiction

Reblogging this one to keep track of it for my next editing adventure… yes, even I, the stupendous author of The Tower and The Eye, need to have these reminders printed out and stuck on the wall in front of me… *grins*

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There are a lot of hurdles to writing great fiction, which is why it’s always important to keep reading and writing. We only get better by DOING. Today we’re going to talk about some self-editing tips to help you clean up your book before you hire an editor.

When I worked as an editor, I found it frustrating when I couldn’t even GET to the story because I was too distracted by these all too common oopses.

There are many editors who charge by the hour. If they’re spending their time fixing blunders you could’ve easily repaired yourself? You’re burning cash and time. Yet, correct these problems, and editors can more easily get to the MEAT of your novel. This means you will spend less money and get far higher value.

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