self-editing series

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    Self-Editing Series Part #2: Character Development and Depth

    Last week, I introduced you to the art of self-editing. This process is the bridge between a rough draft and a polished masterpiece. It allows you to refine your story and elevate your storytelling to new heights, and it saves you time and money. “But how do I edit my own writing?” you ask. “What do I need to focus on as I edit my fiction?” I’m glad you asked,…

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    Self-Editing Series Part #1: Plot and Structure

    Hard truth time: If you are a writer, mistakes and editing are inevitable. Over the course of typing that sentence, I had to correct several typos. Typos happen. Grammar errors happen. We spot them, we clean them up, we move on with life, right? Thing is, sometimes the mistakes go deeper than that. You’re reading a nice book, and you get to a point where something isn’t right. You can…