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How do you edit your work?
Do you edit as you complete each passage of text, or on the completion of each chapter or section of your novel?
I prefer to edit as I go. It would gnaw at my mind to leave my work unedited. However, I am aware that on the completion of my manuscript, there will be numerous edits.
I use an editng plan. I check certain aspects on each edit, I may decide to check all the dialogue, and make the necessary improvements. As I SPEAK through passages of text, I will check the grammar and look for clunky sentences.
On subsequent edits I will check my topic sentences, sign-posting and the lengths of my paragraphs.
I will check my plot, storyline and ensure that my characters stay in character, unless there is good reason for them to stray.
I will reserve one edit to Landmark my novel.
I hope I did not fail to mention anything.
After I have thoroughly edited my novel, I will keep repeating the process until my editor and I are satisfied with my manuscript.
Asked by: Adrian Sroka
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