Rewriting

Final Fixes For Your Novel

Write Your Novel In A Year – Week 14: Final Fixes

Welcome to week 14 of Anthony’s series that aims to help you write a novel in a year. Read last week's post here. Goal setting Recapping. Character shorthands. Fix as you go – letting go of perfections. Breaking it down Recapping – Where are we now? This week…
Why Is My Word Count Too High?

Why Is My Word Count Too High?

Too much of everything - Three simple rewriting tips What happens when you get to end of your story and your word count is way over what it should be? You probably have a cast of 30 minor characters, 12 sub-plots, 20 settings, and long sentences…
Confessions Of A Serial Under-Writer

Confessions Of A Serial Under-Writer

Less is more - unless you under-write. Most writers over-write, especially in the beginning. They tend to pad stories and sentences with useless descriptions (even really good or beautiful descriptions can be useless) and boring backstory. They add and explain and include. The only advice…

Rewriting – A Checklist For Authors

Are you about to rewrite your book? Here are 30 questions to ask when you're rewriting your novel. You may enjoy these useful posts: An Editing Checklist For Writers 12-Steps to Self-Editing - your stress-free guide to preparing a manuscript How to rewrite and revise your…
5 Ways To Get Your Book Lean And Fit

5 Ways To Get Your Book Lean And Fit

Thank-you for the overwhelming response I received for last week’s post, Do you ever feel like the author of the book you are reading is trying to kill you? I have added your suggestions in the comments section. It is spring in the southern hemisphere and I…
6 Things Alcohol Taught Me About Writing

6 Things Alcohol Taught Me About Writing

[We recently posted about Writers of Substance (Abuse). Maybe this made Mia Botha think about writing and drinking. Maybe not. We hope you enjoy this post as much as we did.] Once upon an evening I was struck by a thought. Yes, an entire thought. Downright miraculous…
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