Editing Process · Uncategorized · Writing Thoughts

The Power of Rewriting

While editing, many writers find themselves stuck. The words have been jumbled about, commas have been added, but the prose is still missing something. You’ve tried adding description, adding background information, taking out some dialogue, but it’s still not working quite right. If you’ve reached this point, take a breath, relax, and read on. Don’t… Continue reading The Power of Rewriting

Editing Process · Uncategorized

Tips to Tighten Prose (And Reduce Word Count)

Whether you want to focus your writing or you have a target word count to get down to, tightening your prose can strengthen your writing. For me, I have a 115K YA fantasy draft (Masked) that I am trying to get down to the 90K-110K range. Rather than cutting out whole scenes, I have been exploring… Continue reading Tips to Tighten Prose (And Reduce Word Count)