Writing Excuses 4.29: Line Editing
By popular request, here’s a ‘cast where we demonstrate line-editing. A word of warning, though: we demonstrate this process on the very first book Brandon ever wrote. Not his first published, book, mind you. No, we’re working on an ancient, unpublished manuscript, and it needs a lot more help than just line-editing. For the purposes of this exercise, we shall pretend that the story edits are complete, the darlings have been killed, and all that remains to be done is a final pass to tighten the prose.
Suspend your disbelief, please.
Audiobook Pick-of-the-Week: The Mote in God’s Eye, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
Writing Prompt: A man stumbles through the desert and is aided in some way by a headless monkey.
The Number of Minutes Required to Fix This Book: More than fifteen. Many, many more…
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