Fine Editing

Writer's room - Photo Theresa Sjoquist

Fine editing your work should start with reading it aloud. Does it flow properly? Do you stumble anywhere? Does your tongue trip over awkward combinations of words. Wherever you hear even a mild hiccup, stop and look at what caused it. It may be as simple as adding, moving, or removing a comma. Sometimes a […]

Make the Words Flow

The mighty Northern Wairoa River - Dargaville, Northland, New Zealand - Photo Theresa Sjoquist

Now that we have a very rough story with all the sections following in a logical order, we need to make sure each section and/or paragraph links properly so that the piece flows. Before we do that though, look again at your material and pick the strongest, most interesting sentence or paragraph, and move it […]