As I said at the end of last month, to stop myself losing momentum on my ‘goals’ for the year I am writing a little review of my progress at the end of each month. This report is supposed to show that I’m on track and (hopefully) stop me from getting fed up and grumpy that things never seem to happen as fast as I would like.
But while this might be beneficial to me, it’s annoying as hell to read.
So, I’ve had a rethink and have decided to post a thoughtful little something-or-other based on something that has happened during the month.
This month’s topic …. Nonfiction and editing.
Continue reading “Nonfiction Editing”
In this blog, I want to talk about editing, why it is so hard at times and why it is so necessary. I will also be sharing with my top five lessons I have learned through trial and error when it comes to editing.
Editing isn’t easy
First of all, it’s hard it is to edit your own work.
Especially if it’s something you’ve spent a lot of time working on recently. The internet offers a lot of real help, there are lots of people willing to depart their wisdom. However, while some practices work for some people, they won’t work for others and not all of the advice and help I have been given over the years has worked for me. I have also found that because there was so much advice and help (what a lovely problem to have) I can’t keep it all in my head while editing. I have also found that because there is so much advice and help (what a lovely problem to have) I can’t keep it all in my head while editing.
So, I have whittled the advice that works for me down to a few gems to pay them forward in the hope that it would be useful to others in my situation.
Continue reading “Writing Top Tips: 5 lessons I learned about editing.”