As a newbie writer I’ve done quite a bit of research in regard to help with the writing process and I’ve found her blog to be extremely helpful. Check out this post on “5 Tips for Tighter, Cleaner Writing” as well as her other posts. I promise you, if you’re a writer, you’ll find her posts helpful. Thanks, Lissa
Time is our enemy. Most people don’t have enough. This is why our writing must be tight, direct and hook early. Modern audiences have the attention span of a toddler hopped up on 2 liters of Coke. We can’t afford to let them drift.
I’ve edited countless books, many from new authors. I see a lot of the same errors, and this is to give you a basic guide of what to look for in your writing. Be your own Death Star. Blast away this weak writing so that, once you do hire an editor, it won’t cost nearly as much because the editor won’t spend precious time (charged often by the hour) to note or remove these basic offenses.
Tip #1—Use Other Senses. BTW, Sight is the Weakest
A lot of writers (new ones especially) rely on a lot of description regarding what a character sees…
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