Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday Round-Up - #230

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!

Blog Tour Stops Today:  Rhonda Schrock
                                          Jan Cline
                                          Jennifer Shirk


Laurel Garver said...

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.

Chatty Crone said...

I wanted to stop by and say hello and wish you a blessed Easter. Sandie

Chatty Crone said...

PS I am so happy about your book! sandie

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

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.

Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sandie -

Happy Easter to you as well. :)

Thanks for having me on your blog yesterday. I enjoyed reading/responding to the comments.


Jeanette Levellie said...

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.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

Long descriptions of scenery, etc. put me to sleep. They're good if you suffer from insomnia.

Susan :)

Karen Lange said...

I'll have to check this out. Thanks Susan! :)

BTW, enjoyed today's blog tour posts!

Happy weekend,

Noelle the dreamer said...

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,

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

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. :)