#15 — No sentence variation Sometimes, sentences start to stack up. When that happens, they can feel as if they’re too similar to each other. In those spots, it’s good to check how those sentences differ. Because if you’re not careful, they can all sound the same and feel bland. See what I mean? I’ve … More Common writer mistakes #15
#6 — Unnecessary details The plot is coming along. We’re getting to an important moment—but wait! I forgot to mention something. Let me write it down, because it’s important. But now the reader is wondering why I stopped the story to describe something in the middle of the chapter. As a writer myself, I get … More Common Writer Mistakes #6
All the different editing stages can get confusing. So, here’s a breakdown: Developmental Editing This focuses on your book’s big picture, including: Chapter organization Characterization Dialogue Ending Inconsistencies Pacing Plot holes POV Structure Themes Voice Since this stage helps bigger items, it doesn’t usually do much sentence-level wise. Instead, it helps develop your story, making … More What’s the difference between the levels of editing?