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. 

 

Wordy. 

 

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. 

 

Repetitive. 

 

Powerful statement. Say a bit more.

 

The lead in could be stronger.

 

How’s your next chapter coming along?

 

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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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