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How to Edit Your Writing – 5 Ways to Prune and Polish Your Words

manuscript makeover elizabeth lyonWhy do you need to know how to edit your writing? Because editing will improve your writing more than anything else (even chocolate, coffee, cigarettes, and wine). 

“Most writers can’t edit,” says freelance book editor Jason Black. Does that mean most editors can’t write? No matter…if you want to learn how to edit your writing, you’ll be interested in this guest post on self-editing from Black himself!

Before his tips, a quip:

“If you end a sentence or paragraph with an unanswered question, readers must go on to find the answer.” ~ Elizabeth Lyon, Manuscript Makeover.

I love it! Unanswered questions are like breadcrumbs scattered throughout your pages…they keep your readers slightly sated yet hungry for more. To learn more from editor and writer Elizabeth Lyon, read Manuscript Makeover.

And, check out these five editing tips from Jason Black…Read More »How to Edit Your Writing – 5 Ways to Prune and Polish Your Words