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Step 4 – Spellcheck

Check spelling, interpunction etc. Correct Apostrophe Use The apostrophe serves three functions: contraction, plural and possessives. Contraction It’s = it…

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Step 3 – Polish Prose

How do you polish prose? You smoothen readability by optimizing word choice, perfecting sentence structure and paragraph rhythms.

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Step 2 – Cut

Cut the excess No. 1 cause of bad writing: Verbosity – Using more words than necessary while fewer and/or simpler…

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Ask for feedback The most important things to fix before sending your work to an editor or publisher, is removing…

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Step 1 – Rewrite

Rewrite: reworking elements of the story to make it more immediate and dramatic. For example: adding or cutting characters. Adding…