This article goes over six common mistakes writers make while self-editing their manuscript. Are you guilty of losing interest while editing or not using an editing program like Grammarly to help you out? Then this article is a must read!
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“As an editor, I see writers making the same mistakes over and over again.
I’m not talking about narrative or character development here. I’m talking about the technical elements of your text, like sentence construction and word choice. Almost all editors are happy to help you with the meaty parts of your writing, like dialogue and structure, but they get frustrated if they see common rookie mistakes.”
Author platform, in its simplest form, is an author’s ability to sell books. What that platform looks like, or how it works, varies from author to author: Some are big names who can attract attention with any book they release, others have figured out how to harness a local or regional fan base to spread word of mouth, and still others know how to use digital media for visibility.
Self-editing is an essential step when writing any draft of a manuscript. Whether it is the first draft or fourth, one of the most important steps in the writing process is putting on your editor hat and taking a hard, methodical look at your manuscript.”