Ep. 3: Editing Writing Errors: Get Your Facts Straight

Editing is not just focused on the minute grammatical details—the sort of grammatical minute details that makes you want to take a pen in the eye. The same minute details that not even an editing software can pick up, like a misused “sore” for “soar” or “their” for “Billy Bob Thorton.” 

The details you are also looking for are discrepancies in fact. These are the sort of details that are easy to miss and look-over if you don’t quite know that your facts are wrong. 

Ep. 2: Show Don't Tell Writing and Editing

You have a story. It's written. Now what? You've got to edit it. Editing is where all the magic happens. Where ideas become real, where caricatures become characters and where a story becomes novel. This is a post about how to edit, about the editing process and about the importance of "show don't tell writing." 

You want to create mystery, suspense, and have the reader keep guessing. If you get the reader to ask questions, they're already invested in the story. 

Ep. 1: How to Edit: The Editing Podcast for Writers

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You have a story. It's written. Now what? You've got to edit it. Editing is where all the magic happens. Where ideas become real, where caricatures become characters and where a story becomes novel. This is a podcast about how to edit, about the editing process.

You never know quite when an idea is going to arrive. You don't know where an idea will arrive. Ideas, they arrive when you least expect them, just before bed, in the shower, when you’re on a run. Same goes for the urge to write. The urge to write arrives when you least expect it; though, usually for me, it arrives when I am nowhere near a pen or computer (usually it happens when I am driving).