Here i will share my journey of hopefully one day recognising my dream of becoming published writing what i love to read; Romance!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Kill Your Darlings

Put down the gun! I meant your words, those precious words you have slaved over for your novel.

Rachelle Gardiner has a great list of ways to reduce your word count and make your manuscript better.
Words like: almost, were, really, somewhat, and then, exactly, suddenly... and more.

Gerunds, adjectives, adverbs, are a few of the things to cut or reduce.
Go and look at the list and see if you can clean up your manuscript!!

Happy editing/writing :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Editing Rules

I may not be writing at the moment, but i am following everyone. And, i have been thinking about writing again so that is a positive step!
My headaches are stacks better, i think mostly due to the 3x per week visit to the chiropractor, but it could be because of the new medication too :)

Nathan Bransford has a wonderful post on his blog about editing commandments. Editing someone else's book that is! Have a read, it is very good to be reminded if you already knew them and good reading if you didn't.

Happy writing everyone!