A to Z Writing advice:
editing – dun dun daaaah! I am not fond of editing. Some of you crazies are, but it can get monotonous to me. I admit, I do like it when I reread my story a time or two and surprise myself with a good scene or some snappy dialog and especially when I read something and wonder, “Wow, I wrote that!” It’s when I have to go through it the fifth or tenth time that my eyes start to cross.
The best part of editing is crit partners – they have a fresh perspective and see things we miss. Praise be for CPs! And here are a couple of other ways to break up the monotony of editing:
- print it out and mark it up – this is fun for me and I catch things I didn’t notice on the screen. plus it’s more portable, lighter than a laptop!
- read it out loud – another great technique that helps you really get into the story, especially with the dialog (didn't I just say that yesterday?) Listen for the beat. Does it flow or is it klunky? You'll feel it!
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E is for Eyes
People never stare at a man's chest when they're talking to him.