Category: Editing

The Secret to Better Self-Editing

Posted January 15, 2015 by Amanda Shofner in Editing
The Secret to Better Self-Editing

Ahh, self-editing. For most writers (including me!), it’s not a favorite part of the writing and publishing process. There’s no shame in disliking it, unless you skip it. That’s just naughty. And while you can use an automatic self-editing tool to ease the process, one low-tech tactic is guaranteed to help you catch more: Reading […]

Reasons People Avoid Editing (+ Why They Shouldn’t)

Posted September 18, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Editing
Reasons People Avoid Editing (+ Why They Shouldn’t)

  People hate editing. It fills them with dread as they side-eye their draft wondering how little editing they can get away with. When I named my business, I always envisioned that the path of least revision meant approaching the editing process in a way that increases your efficiency and decreases your frustrations and the […]

What Writing a Book Taught Me About Feedback

Posted May 22, 2014 by Amanda Shofner in Editing
What Writing a Book Taught Me About Feedback

Elusive Memories would not be the book it is without the feedback it received. It morphed and changed, and though the final product is miles away from the first draft, they’re all good miles. Feedback took Elusive Memories from a bare bones story to a fleshed out story. And I learned a few things along […]