Write the Novel — Third Edit — Last Chance to Remove Book Killers

Thanks to http://1hecticride.wordpress.com/author/awjo1991/ for reblogging this, great advice, very useful chart.

Sharon Wildwind

Even if you’re going great guns, I doubt you’ve finished the second edit, which involves printing an entire copy and reading it all the way through, marking and making notes as you go.

So this week’s blog is about what to do when you have finished. What comes next — the third edit — is the last chance to get rid of book killers. Some book killers don’t show up until we have a chance to read the entire story, in sequence, in a concentrated time period; in other words, while we’re doing the second edit.

To do the next part, it helps to draw a bar graph. I’ve posted one on my web site. Feel free to print a copy and use it. Or make your own. The blank chart looks like this.

Third Edit Blank Chart Third Edit Blank Chart

We each have to decide where our condition of enoughess falls. For…

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