Editing: Super Tips

Dear Writer,here are some golden tips for shaping your writing, whether you’re polishing a short story or a fifty book series:1. Remove dialogue tags such as “said” – most of these are redundant or to put it another way, dialogue should speak...

Editing: Part 2

Let me begin again in Jean Paul-Sartre style, by stating the obvious:to edit you must…have something to edit.The first draft is like a newborn babe. Once born, you raise it, nurture it.There is a certain way of looking at text that provides a powerful impetus...

Editing: Part 1

I have no doubt, that most writing is in fact, editing and re-writing. Some believe that a short-story, novel, play, poem just pour out onto the page, fully clothed, ready to leap into our imagination. This isn’t true. Never was. Until AI systems take over the...