When I wrote articles and submitted them and the stars aligned, a magazine editor would accept on the condition that I cut it back by 200 words or 35 or some percentage. I understood that they built a magazine on paper, an unyielding rectangle of writerly real estate. It think being asked to cut words […]
The primary focus will be how we edit.
• Do you like to edit as you go or just try to get the first draft out there before going back?
• Do you use an outline?
• Does your editing get in the way of words magically flowing onto the page?
Let’s talk about things that slow a writer down.
When looking to hire an editor, you next have to ask yourself where you are in the writing process.
I believe you cannot do a revision without doing some editing. I think the two actions are symbiotic.
Our running topic for March will be Revision & Editing. We will sort out the difference between Revision and Editing and address techniques and forms of editing.