Ronie Kendig guest posts over at Writing on the Fine Line. Whether you're an aspiring author, contracted author, or non-fiction writer, these tips will help you edit your work. Don't skip the comments because there are some gems hidden there.
Writers: What are some of your favorite editing tips?
Readers: Is there something you wish authors would emphasize in their work? What?
Have a blessed weekend!
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I think character emotional arcs are something that can get shortchanged. A really talented editor can see the moments when a character behaves or thinks in a manner that will throw the story off course or make the person unrealistic, unrelatable, deeply unlikable.
I wanted to stop by and say hello and wish you a blessed Easter. Sandie
PS I am so happy about your book! sandie
Hi Laurel -
Great points! One of my editors picked up on a reaction that was out of character. It made a huge difference in the story.
Hi Sandie -
Happy Easter to you as well. :)
Thanks for having me on your blog yesterday. I enjoyed reading/responding to the comments.
As a writer, my favorite tool is to read my work aloud to make sure it flows well, and that I'm not repeating words in the same paragraph.
As a reader, I don't enjoy long descriptions or narratives. I tend to skim them to get to the dialogue and action.
Hi Jen -
Long descriptions of scenery, etc. put me to sleep. They're good if you suffer from insomnia.
I'll have to check this out. Thanks Susan! :)
BTW, enjoyed today's blog tour posts!
Jeanette had a good point Susan and so did you about the long scenery descriptions and, Laurel with emotions patterns!
Learning something new and liking it!
May you have a blessed Easter as well,
Hi Karen - Thanks for following the blog tour. I'm having a blast!
Hi Noelle - I'm glad you are getting something from these posts. I post here Monday and Friday, and occasionally Wednesday.
If you have a few extra minutes, you might want to check out some of my past posts. :)
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