Editing: a clear plan of attack
I know I’m getting a bit ahead of myself, but once my current checklist is done, I’ll put out a new checklist that is MUCH longer, and taken largely from this blog post over at The Blood-Red Pencil:
The post is written by Alexandra Sokoloff, who writes thrillers (among other things). Her most recent novel is The Unseen.
My editing style is…I don’t have one. I just read, change what I don’t like, move on, jump around, change something else, go back, re-read, find something else I want to change, etc. It’s time-consuming, inefficient and doesn’t even address the content, just the wording.
That’s why I find this post so useful. Alexandra lines out a clear plan of attack, with phases I can turn into those checklists I’m so fond of. I’m really looking forward to trying it.