Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 8 “Editing Your Novel” – Section 1 “Effective Criticism”
With Links to Supplementary Material
I've discussed some tips for editing—both your own work and the work of others. Today, I'm going to start an ongoing series in partnership with 1deathgod to demonstrate effective strategies for editing a manuscript, which we will continue through the course of many drafts. Please keep in mind that I have requested that all of her excerpts start in their roughest form and that she only make the edits that I recommend, for the sole purpose of this demonstration. Left to her own devices, she would have doubtlessly pursued many more improvements but has chosen to leave her excerpt in a raw form for the sake of this tutorial.
Step 1: Read some of the