#Authors – 60 (SIXTY) #FREE Invaluable Professional #Editing Articles Not to be Missed…

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Special Guest, Friend and Professional Book Editor Susan Uttendorfsky, the owner of Adirondack Editing, has contributed a series of free editing tips for authors, writers, poets and story tellers for this blog.

Catch up with any you may have missed by scrolling through and clicking on the links below:

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 01 Introduction

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 02 Description Depression

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 03 THAT’s the Problem in Revising

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 04 Character Name Consistency

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 05 General Plurals

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 06 He Said-She Said Tags

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 07 Consecutive Versus Concurrent Action

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 08 Using Song Lyrics in your Manuscript

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 09 Cutting “ly” Adverbs and Enhancing Scenes

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 10 What Happens When You Die?

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 11 Using a Thesaurus

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 12 Directions and Impossibilities

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 13 Self-Editing (Part 1)

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 14 Homonyms, Homograhs, and Homophones

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 15 Powerful Protagonists

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 16 Writer’s Block

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 17 Sentence Fragments

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 18 Dashes

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 19 Self-Editing (Part 2)

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 20 Plotting

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 21 Using Registered Trademarks and Brand Names

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 22 Tenses

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 23 Split Infinitives and Dangling Participles

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 24 Style Guides for Fiction

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 25 POV Head Hopping

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 26 Semicolons

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 27 Emphasizing

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 28 Types of Point of View

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 29 Ellipses

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 30 Referring to Technology in Your Writing

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 31 Sentence Length

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 32 Research – How Much is Enough or How Much is Too Much?

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 33 When to use “which” or “that”?

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 34 Using the five senses

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 35 Removing Filter Words

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 36 Hiring Professionals, (Part 1)

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 37 Hiring Professionals, (Part 2)

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 38 Writing Your Synopsis and Back Cover Blurbs

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 39 Editing Myths

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 40 Using the Back of your Book Effectively

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 41 Self-Editing Part 3

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 42 Who, Whom, and other Word Misuses

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 43 Punctuating Prepositional and Appositive Phrases

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 44 Using Beta Readers

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 45 Do All Your Characters Sound Alike?

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 46 Recognizing Publishing Scams

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 47 Dangling Modifiers

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 48 Using Quotes in Your Book and Research Tips (Part 1)

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 49 Using Quotes in Your Book and Research Tips (Part 2)

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 50 Using Another Language in Your Manuscript

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 51 Identifying Your Book’s Goal

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 52 Adjectives (And the Commas That Go With Them…)

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 53 Internet Tracking

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 54 Sharing Content, Copyrights, and Permissions Part 1

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 55 Sharing Content, Copyrights, and Permissions Part 2

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 56 ‘Shoulda Woulda Coulda’

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 57 New Dog for Me, Comma Splice Blues for You

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 58 Showing Character Emotion

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 59 Character Profiles

Dun Writin’ Now Whut? 60 Deleted Material

29 thoughts on “#Authors – 60 (SIXTY) #FREE Invaluable Professional #Editing Articles Not to be Missed…

  1. Bummer. I’m not “Dun Writin” yet. Unlike some others, I have the habit of reworking while I’m still writing, which turns into only reworking, because when I get done going over what I’ve already written, I’m too worn out to put down any new stuff. Maybe I should stick to short stories.😦

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    • LOL – There are lots of others who do the same John 😃
      Try just writing your story raw and unedited until you’ve completed it, then leave it to one side for as long as you can and either read or write something different.
      Then go back to your shelved story and:
      1. read it out loud to yourself – that will help with story flow, continuity and a host of other things.
      2. After those have been sorted, then get technical with your editing.
      3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until satisfied.
      4. Once satisfied, send it to an Editor.

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  2. Reblogged this on Flynn Gray and commented:
    An incredibly useful resource for all writers – a series of 60 free articles on editing by Susan Uttendorfsky of Adirondack Editing. Professional editing tips from a professional editor. Highly recommended. ~ Flynn

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  3. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    The Story Reading Ape has hosted Professional Book Editor Susan Uttendorfsky, the owner of Adirondack Editing, at least 60 times as she has provided the wonderful series Dun Writin’ Now Whut? Not only does this amazing series remain available to you … it also reminds those of us who occasionally contribute a post that The Ape is very open to multiple guest posts.

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