Line editing skills.
It is often difficult to suggest to writers which editing skills are most appropriate for them. In the main, the basic principle of all editing is that writing should be coherent. Fiction writers should aim to express themselves in the simplest terms possible. However, writers can have a tendency to:
Some self-published authors believe that their work is worthy of being read by someone other than themselves, but have not taken care to edit their writing sufficiently for it to make basic sense.
It is important to have your writing put through a filter. You must subject it to critique from other writers. Sometimes a fresh pair of eyes can make a big difference.
Once you begin line-editing and re-drafting you grow in stature as a writer because you develop a self-awareness. You begin to grasp the strengths and weaknesses of your work and, if you're not too self-obessessed, make the necessary changes to make your reader more comfortable. It is, after all, their time and effort that must go into the reading of your creation. Please give them more consideration.
Writer and creative writing course teacher, Benedict Brooks invites you to share in his story and progress to becoming a successful author.