Monday, January 21, 2013

Revision & Self-Editing, Part I

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I've spent a lot of time lately editing (seems like forever), so I thought it would be a good time to share some thoughts and links on the revision/editing process. Today's post will cover a few handy links for editing, as well as links to three online editing tools.

Proofreading and Editing Tips

Eight Simple Tips for Editing Your Own Work

Ten Editing Tips, for Your Fiction Mss.

Unleashing the Internal Editor: A Self-Editing Checklist

Red Pencil Round-Up: Self-Editing for Fiction Writers

Self-Editing Tips

Self-Editing: Back to Basics, Part I – Guest Post by Karin Cox

There are also handy editing wizards that flag passive voice sections in your writing and check other writing issues like overused words, adverbs, pacing, cliches, etc.:

AutoCrit Editing Wizard


Pro Writing Aid

This topic will be continued the 3rd Monday of next month, when I'll discuss some of my favorite self-editing books and offer some of my own editing tips.

Don't forget to visit next Monday for the latest "What's New in Horror/Fantasy/Sci-Fi" post!

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