Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:27 am Post
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:38 am Post
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:10 pm Post
chrisdr2 wrote:How do people usually start the editing process
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:28 pm Post
rdale wrote:I'd suggest compiling to PDF before trying to print the whole thing out, using one of the manuscript compile formats. Then maybe print out one chapter and give that a go editing on paper before you commit to hundreds of sheets of paper. Some people use a big iPad + "pencil" and a good PDF app for annotation instead of a massive stack of paper, but as an amateur author, I can't justify that expense. .
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:39 pm Post
If you imagine that a second draft can be created simply by sitting down and starting on page one to polish every line, stop.
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:51 pm Post
auxbuss wrote:Why is it worth your time? Everyone who sets out to write a novel knows they need a first draft, although they don't really know what that is, so they write a beginning and an ending and fill up the space in between, and declare: my first draft done! In reality, what they probably have is a lot of words, some characters – who are now known to the writer as people, and some arcs: character and story (or narrative, if you like).
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:43 am Post
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