Self-editing

The ability to self-edit is one of those crucial  keys to becoming a successful writer. It’s always been important to have  a project that’s polished enough that an agent or editor is willing to look at it.  But with so many publishers falling on hard times, the demands on writers to submit even more polished pieces has grown. This in turn, has produced a plethora of workshop offerings, countless ‘how-to’ books, and  a bloom of writing blogs with hints, tips and words of wisdom.

One of the blogs that I’ve found worth following is Adventures in YA Publishing.  Guest author Sarah Grant is the award-winning author of Dark Parties  and Half Lives.  She offers  some solid tips on revision that are worth having a look at. One Sarah’s suggestions is “Always macro edit first.”

My own advice…figure out what works for you and do it.

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