How to (Almost) Instantly Improve Your Writing

1WriteWay:

Candace offers great advice for improving your writing through peer editing. Go forth and read her post :)

Originally posted on change it up editing:

ID-10053750If you are serious about your writing, you’ve probably searched for the magic formula that will guarantee publication of your work. I hate to be the one to break this to you, but there is no magic formula.

Writing is hard. Writing well is hard work. Writing well enough to see your work published takes time, dedication, ruthless editing, and yes, a bit of luck.

Luck isn’t something you have much control over . . . but you do have control over time, dedication, and ruthless editing.

Millions of words have been written about finding and making time to write, so you’re probably working on that, and you’re already dedicated to your craft or you wouldn’t be reading Stephen King’s On Writing and searching blogs for ideas on how to make a living in this crazy business.

That leaves ruthless editing as your ticket to instantly improving your writing.

View original 655 more words

2 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for reblogging–much appreciated!

    Like

AnnMarie Wyncoll

The Writer Within

CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD

She turns coffee into books so she can afford to buy more coffee. And more books.

Voltage Poetry

Presenting some of poetry's greatest turns

jburns Short Stories

Author, personal composer of amateur fiction stories.

witlessdatingafterfifty

Relationships reveal our hearts.

Beth Teliho

Read. Ingest the words. Like little blue pills, they will affect you.

Coffintree Hill

Speculative fiction markets, worldbuilding, writer resources

Renee Johnson Writes

My Journey as a Writer

The Sarcastic Muse

Writing. Information. Inspiration. Sarcasm guaranteed.

Kristina Rienzi

Suspense Author

TIPSY LIT

Addicted to words.

Kriscinda Lee Everitt

Author and Editor

A View From My Summerhouse

Share the view with me, rain or shine...

unpackedwriter

translating moments that matter

Spectral Press

High quality independent imprint of British Fantasy, Aurealis, and Shirley Jackson Award-winning literature devoted to stories of the ghostly and supernatural. Chapbooks, novellas. anthologies, and collections. Spectral Press logo and identity is © copyright Simon Marshall-Jones/Spectral Press

Scribblings

Random thoughts on life, work and writing

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

A writer inspired by nature and human nature

Odyssey of a Novice Writer

Aspiring novelist. Avid reader of fiction. Reviewer of books. By day, my undercover identity is that of meek, mild-mannered legal assistant, Kate Loveton, working in the confines of a stuffy corporate law office; by night, however, I'm a super hero: Kate Loveton, Aspiring Novelist and Spinner of Tales. My favorite words are 'Once upon a time... ' Won't you join me on my journey as I attempt to turn a hobby into something more?

Kate Shrewsday

A thousand thousand stories

El Space--The Blog of L. Marie

Thoughts about writing and life

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,380 other followers

%d bloggers like this: