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Edit, Edit or Edit?

Take it from Jan. She knows. When you think you’ve corrected all your errors, there’s always another one…and another one…and…well you get my drift. Edit, edit, edit… You can never do too much editing.

Writing your first novel-Things you should know

tip-of-the-iceberg

Well that is true, but it’s only one type of editing, and there are three different types listed in the article. The article also noted that a novel length manuscript needed to go through all three types before it was submission ready.

Developmental Edit – better known as the content editing, story editing, structural editing or substantive editing. This edit looks at the big picture of your novel and focuses on

  • character arcs/development
  • pacing
  • story structure
  • pot holes or inconsistencies
  • strong beginning, middle and end
  • plausibility/believability
  • clear transitions
  • point of view
  • showing vs. telling
  • dialogue

Copy Edit – copy editing is the one most of us think of when we hear editor. He comes on the…

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About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress.

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  1. Good content in the reblog. I sometimes forget to use my wife as my copy editor and proofreader. It’s not hard to tell which of my post did not get her sharp eye.

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