16 questions to Ask Yourself – First Pass Editing

Very good advices!

Writing and Illustrating

yanovelK. L. Going is an award winning author and a prior agenting background at Curtis Brown. Besides the many fictional books she’s written, she wrote a book a few years back that you may already have on your bookshelf. If you do, you might want to open it up, again.

I have it on my book shelf and looked through it again and thought I would share some of her thoughts with you on editing your work from pages 148 and 149. There is so much more to read and benefit from inside this book.

After you have let your first draft sit, here are a few things to note along the way when you pick it up again.

1. Do you still like the story?

2. Do you have any trouble suspending disbelief?

3. Are you turning pages to find out what happens or is the text too wordy?

4. Could the tension be taken up a…

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About jenniferloiske

Jennifer Loiske lives in Finland in Naantali, which is a small sunny town on the southwest coast. She is a pre-school teacher by profession but she stayed at home when her youngest daughter suffered brain fever, which developed severe epilepsy in 2004. She is a workaholic Teen/Young Adult author, who loves dark fantasy, teen movies, chips and candies and warm sunny days. She’s also very keen on charity work and a big part of her royalties goes to the charity; mainly to help families with epileptic children but also to the epilepsy units in the hospitals. As a huge fan of dark novels Jennifer's bookshelf is full of books from L.J. Smith, Alyson Noel, Stephanie Meyer, Chloe Neill, Michelle Rowen, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Amanda Hocking and Lauren Kate. She’s also a huge fan of music from Evanescence, Linkin Park, Within Temptation, OneRepublic and Disturbed. But her hunger for music is endless and depend on what mood she’s in or what kind of book she’s working on. She can be pretty much an omnivore when it comes to music.
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