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Tomorrow begins Easter weekend and for me, time to edit. There's a few manuscripts backed up to edit, and a few more waiting to be written, but this weekend I'm focusing on some short stories. I don't usually read short stories or write them, but I've been dabbling as a way of tightening my skills. Editing is its own skill that needs to be strengthened. There's a few ways you can do this:
- Search the Net - There's loads of great sites out there, try this one: The Editor's Blog
- Take a workshop - Look up your local writer's centre, mine is QWC
- Read a book - Grab something like Revision and Self-editing by James Scott Bell
- Get professional help - This is what I recommend if you funds allow. I have a wonderful manuscript editor helping me with my girls' mystery novel. Through this process I'm learning a lot and my manuscript is becoming much tighter. It's important you find someone you're comfortable working with, I'm very appreciative to my editing angel, Margot Finke.
Enjoy your weekend, and your chocolate!