Thursday Ten, Writing 101

Thursday Ten: editing checklist

After NaNo comes editing!

I am in no way a professional author or an expert in anything writing, but I write and that means I also have to edit. For NaNoWriMo this year, I wrote Dangerous Obsession, and although it’s not completely finished, I am going through the first draft and editing as I go along. I’ve compiled a small editing checklist.

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1. Strike needless words

This pretty much explains itself. Look for redundancies and get rid of them.

2. Quotation marks 

Add quotation marks where necessary, especially when your character is speaking.

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3. Similar character names

This can be confusing for both the writer and reader sometimes, so make sure the characters’ names are easy to recall individually.

4. CAPITALIZE!

Capitalize names, places, months, the beginning of a sentence, etc.

5. One voice or two voices?

Writers are told that is better that they stick to one voice (POV), but if you’re working with two or more characters, make sure that you include whose POV they’re speaking from.

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6. Avoid using ‘literally’

Like literally!

7. Spelling

Does it look right?

8. Dialogue game

Make sure that the dialogue serves the story in every case.

9. Read aloud

Gotta make sure what you’ve written is making sense.

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10. Double check everything

A writer can never go wrong with this technique. After all, we want the reader to be satisfied with what they’re reading.

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Are there any editing tips that you’ll like to share?

Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

Share your world for week of December 04th

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Ceeโ€™s Share Your World Challengeย continues this week, so let’s goooo!

What household chore do you absolutely hate doing?

I dislike cleaning the bathroom, but it has to be done.

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At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?

When helping others in need. We’re (my bestie, sister, and a friend) is working on our very own foundation for we love serving others.

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How many times have you moved in the last ten years?

Never, but I am looking forward to moving in the near future.ย 

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What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? ย Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.ย 

I finally got some sleep!ย 

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The Community

Thankful for you (coming soon)

I follow some pretty amazing blogs and I want to show how much I appreciate all of the unique bloggers who light up my face on a weekly basis.ย 

It’ll take me some time to jot down the names of all the blogs I follow, then I’m going to put the names in a bag, shake it up, randomly select a name, and thank the blogger every other week or so.ย 

In the meantime, keep up the wonderful blogging.ย 

365 Days of Writing

December 7th: What’s your learning style?

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Whatโ€™s your learning style? Do you prefer learning in aย group and in an interactive setting? Or one-on-one? Do youย retain information best through lectures, or visuals, or simplyย by reading books?

I learn better when I work alone. I dislike lectures for I never really paid attention while the teacher was talking for I was busy doodling. Although visuals are nice, I prefer to simply read books.

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