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Find the Right Editor

 

 

The act of writing in and of itself is a monumental endeavor. I commend you for the words you have already written and the words you are going to write. To take ideas from your head and put them out onto the page, takes incredible passion and dedication. Well done!


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Your work also needs another set of eyes. You need a trusted editor. I know, the editing process is a dreaded process for most writers, but it is just as important, and sometimes more so, than the writing process itself. Even the best writers need editors. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you can go it alone.

 

Find an editor. Simple as that. Your work cannot thrive without strong edits.Click To Tweet

 

You need to find someone who intuitively understands the story you’re telling, the intonations, and the rhythm, and the heart. Find an editor who goes beneath the grammar and correcting of typos. Leave that to the proofreaders. You need someone who ‘gets it’ and who won’t impose their own agenda. An editor’s job is to sift deep beneath the story with heightened sensitivity and attention to flow, repetition, wordiness, sentence structure, ‘show don’t tell,’ and whether or not the message has impact while staying true to the spirit of the content. Find an editor who understands your work to its core.


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I can’t stress how important the right editor will be for you in your writing process. An editor is there to build your confidence when and if it falters. Your editor must know how to evoke your authentic self to come forward; to distill and refine your unique voice. They are there to be captivated by your style and enhance it; not alter it, but to highlight it to the magnitude of its beauty.


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I apologize that new content has been less frequent over the past month or so. I’m working on finalizing my next book: 40 Tips on Creative Writing—A guide for writers to turn your passion into a successful book. 

It will be available for preorder hopefully next week. The perfect holiday gift for yourself and your writing friends. I think you’ll love it!
Let’s dive into the Tweets of the Week.

Yes, while it’s quite possible Ernest Hemingway was a high functioning alcoholic, (Jack London certainly was), he is a gifted writer and thinker. Anyway, I may have inadvertently taken his advice to heart a few times in my life.

 

 

I always say, the book is yours until you publish it; then it’s the readers.
These next two go hand-in-hand I think…

 

 

How true these are! When you’re ready to write and have the time, it’s just tumbleweeds rolling around. Then, when you’re ready to lay down and sleep, the ideas always start flowing. Inspiration and Procrastination need to synch up I think!

 

 

Honestly, the reason inspiration comes at night when we’re dozing off is most likely because it’s when we’re quietest. I’m sure inspiration tries to speak to us throughout the day, but our lives are too loud for us to hear her. Slow down, friends. Quiet your lives down.

 

 

https://twitter.com/PBurghPRINCESS/status/924848552593035264

Yes. 100x yes.

 

So true. Memoirs of a Geisha has been angrily judging me for years. I’ll get to you someday day. I promise. (Sigh)

 

Write with an audience in mind, but don’t write because of that audience. Write for yourself. Don’t write for acceptance at all.

 

I love this Nora Roberts quote. You need to make time to write. Don’t wait for the time to free up for you. Make it happen. Block time off to write.

 

https://twitter.com/therealeatwood/status/688448271455506433

He. Too good.

 

Don’t worry about whether the first draft is good or not. Get the ideas and words out onto paper. Worry about quality during editing.

 

There is no such thing as perfection, friends. Strive for excellence. Perfection is a fleeting desire.

What a wonderful note to end on. Take a deep breath. You are proud. You are are brave. You are writers.

Go write, friends! Find your writing voice and write to your hearts content!

 

 

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