Editing Manuscripts to Make Them Sing

Editing Manuscripts to Make Them Sing

Ready to edit your books from NaNoWriMo or just one you’ve had in a drawer for a while? Here are some terrific ideas from The Write Practice blog.

The Role of Practice in Writing

Here’s a great blog post (I recommend subscribing to this blog, by the way) about the nature and value of writing practice. It doesn’t mean the same thing as morning pages, though those are valuable, too, for different reasons.

Does the Write Practice Work?.

Use Find and Replace to Clean Up Your Prose

Improve your writing style with the Find tool in your word processing program. Set it to look for each of these words. Examine the sentences and eliminate any extra baggage. The difference will amaze you.

Four Words That are Killing Your Prose.

Writing Dialogue

Here, on Kristen Lamb’s amazing blog for writers, is part three in a series on improving your dialogue skills. Check it out!

Les Edgerton & Two Tips to Take Your Dialogue to a WHOLE New Level–Part 3 | Kristen Lamb’s Blog.

Twenty Rules to Improve Your Writing

From Julie Hedlun’s great blog, here are Jane Yolen’s 20 rules of Writing.

Don’t miss these easy ways to improve your work.

Jane Yolen’s 20 Rules of Writing | JulieHedlund.com.

Kidlit.com · Preaching in Picture Books

Picture books are great for many things. Sermons and lessons? Not so much.

The link below leads to an excellent article about the difference between a book with a powerful universal theme and a teachy tome.

Check out the other articles on the site, too.

Kidlit.com · Preaching in Picture Books.