Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Making Good Passes

One great piece of self-editing advice I learned when preparing Bryony for submission was making multiple passes at the manuscript, each with a different focus.

So one pass would focus on character development, another would strengthen plot weaknesses, another would tighten dialogue, another would highlight setting, and so forth

For me, doing so kept my focus and drew out flaws, duds, clunky wording, etc.

Try it and see.

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