A while back, I took a survey and asked if any of you would be interested in sharing some of your editing secrets here on my blog. For people who have never written anything longer than a college thesis, the thought of actually writing a novel may seem daunting. But to those of us who have thrown our hat into the authors’ ring, we know that writing the first draft can actually be the easy part. We’re creative. There are a lot of brilliant stories spiraling around in our heads. But what we want is a brilliant story told magnificently.
So if you’re interested, what I’d like to do is feature one of you every Tuesday from the second through the last Tuesday of each month until I run out of willing
victims participants. The topic will be your editing process, and I’ll ask you to answer the following:
- Please share one to three* tips or tricks that you use when editing your work, how specifically you use them, and why they work for you.
- What was your biggest repeated mistake when you first started writing? What is your weakest point of editing and why?
- Have you used any editing methods previously that just didn’t work for you? If so, what were they, and why didn’t they work?
- Please tell us something about your current work in progress or your most recent completed work (or both), and tell us where we can purchase your book(s).
- If you have any other news to share with us, please feel free to do so now.
I’ll then provide a link to your blog (as well as link[s] to anything else you want included), and if you send me a photo of yourself, and/or your book(s), I’ll be happy to include those as well.
If you are interested in participating, please email me at the link in the picture below:
(*I asked you to share only one to three tips or tricks to keep each post short enough that people will read it in its entirety. If you have more helpful hints that you’d like to share, I’ll be happy to feature you more than once.)
Time to talk: Is this a feature that you’d be interested in reading on my blog? Would you be willing to participate?