Editing Is Writing

Editing Is Writing

Editing – especially cutting words – is part of the book writing process.

It is hard to delete words and sections.

However, if deleting 1,000 words would make your book better, then that’s what you must do.

Don’t mourn the loss of those 1,000 words. They gave their lives so your book will help other people.

It’s a worthy sacrifice.

Honor those words – and move on.

Sometimes, I’m prouder I cut 1,000 words from the manuscript of How to Write Your Book in a Flash than I am when I have written 1,000 words.

A good editor could probably trim 2-3 percent of your words without you even realizing it.

They have an eye for removing filler words.

I cut more than 1,000 words – about 2 percent of the words – from this book’s first draft when I searched for 8 items in my editing checklist.

Use the checklist contained within the module “How To Edit Your Book In A Flash” (part of the Complete Book Writing Training Series) before sending the book to beta readers and editors.

You probably won’t catch every error: but you’ll make their job easier.

The errors they do catch will be a blessing to you.

2018-04-17T20:40:15+00:00By |0 Comments

About the Author:

Dan Janal has written 13 landmark books, including 6 for John Wiley & Sons, that have been translated into 6 languages. He is a serial entrepreneur and inspiring business keynote speaker who helps entrepreneurs realize their dreams of creating a successful business, leading a balanced life, and achieving financial freedom. You will also find him frequently on webinars, podcasts, and radio shows. He's probably the only person who created 8 different businesses that make $100,000 a year by using 8 different business models. He has spoken on marketing topics and futurism in six countries and four continents and has taught at Berkeley and Stanford. He's one of the most creative, problem-solving persons you’ve ever encountered. And now, he has created the paint-by-numbers system for writing the book of your dreams, available through live support or on-demand training.

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