Fine-tuning

I’m editing my novel, making slow progress but that’s just a scheduling issue. While I wade through my pages, pencil and eraser in hand, I’m also dipping in and out of a very useful book that was recommended to me:

At first I was daunted by the prospect of taming my novel, but then I had a chat with another writer (at the school gates). She said it was her favourite part of the process and I’m starting to understand what she meant. There’s something very liberating about cutting large chunks of prose that have no business being there, changing words around and having absolute clarity on how a scene should read. As my novelist friend said, “It’s time to trust the inner critic.” What a great way of putting it.

 

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