As I work my way through Darren Rowse’s 31 Days to Build a Better Blog, I decided to take on his earlier challenge to write a post with seven links. Since this post was originally going to be about critiquing or editing, I went with seven links on that subject. Without further ado, here they are:
Critters Makes for Better Writing — Don’t let the title fool you. It’s not about household pets. This post about finding someone to give you honest feedback on your fiction.
- Sandwich Critiquing – this is perhaps my favorite post, giving you a helpful technique to use when you are asked to critique someone else’s not-so-perfect manuscript.
- Editing With or Without a Budget — more helpful tips on how to use money to learn how to edit.
- Blogosphere Trends + Handling High Word Counts – this is a great guest post on Problogger by Kimberly Turner on how to trim the fat in your writing.
- When Editing & Critiquing, Check Your Personal Opinions At The Door – the title says it all. A great post by April Hamilton of Indie Author.
- POD People Scares Me – I love this title, but that’s not the only reason I chose it. Find out why editing is possibly the most important thing you can do before sending your manuscript to the publisher or POD (print-on-demand) company.
- The Art of Critiquing – receiving criticism is difficult, especially when the person giving it doesn’t give you helpful details you can actually use to improve your work. This post will get you thinking of specifics to address when giving criticism to someone else.
Editing your work, giving and receiving criticism, it’s all part of the process. Knowing how to do it makes it all the easier to move on down The Road to Writing.