Monthly Archives: December 2011

Month: December 2011 10 Rules on Self-Editing – Basic First Draft editing – The First 5

Congratulations!  There are probably more than 10 rules to self-editing. You’ve finished writing your novel.  You should be proud of the accomplishment.  Basic 1st draft / self-editing is your next step.  Everyone wants to write a book, but few actually put pen to paper and try.  But just hold on there.  I’m going to spoil your day and I won’t

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Month: December 2011 10 Rules on Self-Editing – Basic First Draft Editing – Final 5

Of course there are more than 10 rules to self-editing however my list has easy first steps.  Anyone can do basic first 1st draft editing.  These are the last 5 of my 10.  Please, please, please do not submit your first drafts anywhere or show them to anyone.  It’s like showing a crude chunk of marble to someone and saying

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