Things An Editor May Say About Your Writing (and it’s perfectly normal)

August 5, 2017



Don't ever take these words personally and criticism means we care. A good editor's goal is to make sure your book connects powerfully with your intended readers. You're in the book writing game and well on your way to becoming a successful author when your editor says one or more of the following:




This part isn’t clear. 




Show rather than tell. 


Cliche. Re-word or remove. 


Move this paragraph up. 


This point needs an example. 


Start the anecdote from the middle. 


More detail here. 


Less detail here. 




Powerful statement. Say a bit more.


The lead in could be stronger.


How’s your next chapter coming along?




Alicia N. Ingram is a ghostwriter and book editor that helps aspiring authors start and finish their books. To receive more free information, inspiration and "The 5 Tips For Finally Getting Your Book Done" checklist, click here to sign up for the mailing list.











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