How to Edit Your Novel

How to Edit Your Novel

You’ve finished the first draft of your novel. GREAT! Now, how do you tackle edits? We’ve got you covered. In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of different editing methods, take a peek at how Autumn runs her edits, and what you can do if you...
Kill your Thesaurus

Kill your Thesaurus

You’ve done it before. I’ve done it before. You are editing and you hit the fifteenth time you’ve described the forest as dark. So you pull out the thesaurus and go with “gloomy,” or “shadowed.” Then move on. Really? Is that the best you’ve got? Writers get into word...
Write Forward, Edit Back

Write Forward, Edit Back

Editing is a mind game. First, you must convince yourself that a significant portion of all that hard work you just poured forth must go. All those clever turns of phrase that had you giggling like a maniacal genius at 2 a.m., well . . . they just clog up the plot, I...