My number #1 trick to editing novels

Manuscripts are hard to edit. There’s tons of notepads and factual lists to keep up with. The whole editing process can seem overwhelming.

The best tip I’ve found is almost not even considered editing at all. Because instead of editing, I rewrite.

Screen Shot 2018-08-15 at 1.21.12 AMI’ve mentioned rewriting on here before. I put my old manuscript on the top half of my screen, and my new manuscript towards the bottom as seen on the left. I’ll rewrite every word, going through it all. It forces me to slow down and take every word into consideration.

It’s a great way to get a new perspective too. I’ve gotten more positive feedback after doing this editing trick than any others.

Perhaps it’ll help you too! Let me know in the comments below.

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