How to Edit by Many Writers

Here are some helpful hints gathered from a number of well-known authors.

Embrace criticism. Especially at the beginning. You can learn the hard way or you can learn the easy way. The easy way is to go to school on other people’s experience.
Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson

When I have trouble letting go of manuscripts and yet don’t know how to make them better, here’s what I say to myself: “This the best I can do at this stage of my development.”
Cec Murphey Author – Speaker
Write. Rewrite. Write some more.
Marie DisBrow
Spelling and Grammar do count — edit your work carefully.
Louise Bergmann DuMont 
A good Dictionary/Thesaurus is essential. I have a Dictionary/Thesaurus on disc that I got for Christmas one year. I can easily pull it up from my toolbar.
Vicki L. Cato 
In order to be productive, writers need to be organized; but be careful not to organize so much that you cease to write.
Jan Kern   
Switch off that internal editor and keep writing. There’s plenty of time to edit when you’re finished. Stopping to correct as you go hinders the flow of words.
Shirley M. Corder
Avoid excessive use of adjectives and adverbs–instead choose great nouns and verbs.
Marie DisBrow

About Shirley

Shirley Corder is an author who writes to inspire and encourage. She has a passion for helping other writers and cancer survivors.