If you make something, you want it to be perfect, right? That goes for writing, painting, cooking, and just about anything you can apply yourself to. The thing is, if you look closer, it turns out it’s a trap!
I’ve been revisiting my last novel recently, after receiving feedback from a beta reader about pacing. Pacing is one of those things that are hard to get right, and harder to give tips on. But here’s my two cents worth.
When I write a story, I have a way of working, a process if you will. I’ve heard and seen others work in a completely different way. Which begs the question: are all ways of doing things right?
I recently finished a manuscript, which means I’m currently waist-deep in editing and wading in deeper. In that vein, let me share some things I learned from editing prose over the years.