Wednesday, October 7, 2009

It Happens Every Time

While I'm on the topic of writing. Here is an important editing tip. It's vital to have somebody else, preferably more than one, critique your work. If for no other reason than to find the word you went crazy with.

I do it every time. Every story I write, I will have some word that I will get hung on and over use in the story. And I'm blind to it. No matter how many times I proofread the work, I will not see that word. Sometimes it's really bad to. Painfully obvious to whoever is proofreading my work, and wondering what my problem is. But it happens, and not just to me. I personally know other professional authors who have the same problem.

So watch out for that. There may be a word that you can't see, lurking in your manuscript and waiting to embarrass you.