Writing Tip — 20


If you choose to self-edit your writing, then join a good critique group to find out what your problem areas are and learn how to correct them. Learn to cut unnecessary descriptions, and tags that don’t fit. Everything you write should move the story forward, not bog it down with info dumps or pages of back-story. I’ve learned so much from belonging to Writers World critique group on Facebook, it’s scary. Tighten your prose so the story flows.

About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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2 Responses to Writing Tip — 20

  1. Jnana Hodson says:

    Putting the story or poem aside for a time “to season” also helps in self-editing. Of course, not everyone wants to leave a manuscript alone for a year or two before looking at it again, but the distance can do wonders on your return.

  2. Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
    Here’s another short and sweet tip from Anna Dobritt on the topic of self-editing.

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