Revisions: Flow Killers – Filler Words and Repetition

Are you struggling with revisions, not understanding what needs expanding, and what needs cutting? Let’s start with filler and repetitive words. Some say you need to cut out filler words, adverbs, all passive voice, and cut down on descriptions…well…yes and no. It all depends on your voice, what your story line might dictate and frankly, it … More Revisions: Flow Killers – Filler Words and Repetition

Revisions: Turning Your Manuscript Draft Into Something Worth Reading

If writing was easy, everyone would do it and do it well. As I’ve mentioned, a draft is NOT, and NEVER will be ready for anyone other than the author to see…I wouldn’t even venture a friend…but certainly not an editor, and not a reader. So how do you take that draft and get it … More Revisions: Turning Your Manuscript Draft Into Something Worth Reading