Learning how to DIY (do it yourself) when it comes to editing your own writing isn’t just difficult, it’s downright painful. How do you edit the words you so carefully crafted? Lucky for you, I found five DIY editing tips that will elevate your writing and fool readers into believing you hired a professional editor.
editing and revising articles
How do you end your article with an echo that reverberates in your reader’s mind? Endings are important – so important, in fact, that some writers say a strong ending is more important than a strong beginning! I disagree. If you don’t hook your reader from the start, she’ll never get to the end.
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Why 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