Writing Fiction: 4 Powerful Steps To Quickly Transform A First Draft

If you’re writing fiction and haven’t published your novel, it’s likely that you’re intimidated by your first draft. Relax. The story on the page may disappoint you, but consider that this is your chance to transform the mass of material into the ideal novel you’ve imagined. Revising and editing will change your muddle into a … Read more

Writing Fiction And Editing: 3 Tips For Rewriting A First Draft

When you’re writing fiction it’s often suggested that you write your first draft straight through without editing. Is this good advice? We’ve discussed this at writers’ group meetings, and I was reminded of those discussions today because I’m rewriting parts of a first draft and hoping that I don’t mess it up. A book journal … Read more

Edit Your Novel And Make It Reader-Worthy: 5 Tips

You’ve written a novel. Do you need an editor? You may well do, at some stage. However, when you’ve just completed your novel, you can and should edit your novel yourself. Here’s why: The main part of the story is still in your head (this always happens, what you think is on the page, is … Read more