Thanks for this Friday Round-up Susan. My work always needs a lot of editing, first of all because English is not my first language :) and second of all I write like I talk, and that's not always correct :0I write my non-fiction rough drafts in a flow and later on I add personal stories, humor, love, whatever will make it more readable!
Hi Marja -English may be your second language, but you're quite fluent. :)Thank for sharing your method with us. My rough drafts include everything, but then I go back and work on the craft aspects - showing versus telling, passive verbs, etc.Blessings,Susan
I can't imagine editing a whole book. That would take - well, a whole lotta coffee.Enjoy that conference, Susan! And speaking of coffee, I'm sharing some tomorrow with your conference room mate! Can't wait.Waving,Rhonda
Hi Rhonda -Oooh, you get to see her before I do! I hope you have fun and lots of good writerly talk. :)Blessings,Susan
Right now I don't have the editing blues, it's more like the finishing the current project blues! For some reason they have been more challenging. Onward and upward though, they will not finish themselves! :)Blessings,Karen
I think I used all of the editing points when I did my books. But instead of having a second person look at my whole book at the end, a friend did it chapter by chapter.I think that with point #1, it would be better to have the whole book checked out at once. Thanks.
Oh dear ... I think I'd make a better editor than one who submits for editing. Thus I'm not having any editing problems right now. :)
Hi Karen -I'm in that boat preparing for the conference. :)Blessings,Susan
Hi Nancy -I've usually gone the chapter by chapter route. However, my entire book is currently with a friend, who will critique it.We'll see how things work out.Blessings,Susan :)
Hi Sassy -When it comes to my own work, I have too many blind spots. Thankfully, I have friends who are not afraid to point out my shortcomings.Blessings,Susan :)
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