Editing Blues #writing #amwriting #amediting #writerslife #writerwoes

G.L. Cromarty


Love it or loathe it, it’s a necessary part of the writing process. But it does present some challenges.

Life is sweet…

“Oh, look at that sentence.

So beautiful and so perfect!

Who says you can’t write a sentence right the first time, go me!”

Punctuation woes…

“Why did I put that comma there?”

…deletes comma

“Nope, it was right before.”

…replaces comma

“Nope, it’s a semicolon!”

…replaces with a semicolon

It works better as two sentences. Ha!”

…splits into two sentences


…removes all punctuation and joins using an ‘and’

The duplicate…

“Why do I have three sentences in a row starting with ‘He’!”

Thesaurus woes…

“I don’t like that word…it feels clunky…I need a better word.”

…opens thesaurus

…replaces word


…opens thesaurus

…replaces word


…opens thesaurus

…replaces word


…puts original words back


When nothing works…

“OMG! This sentence is so bad! What…

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3 thoughts on “Editing Blues #writing #amwriting #amediting #writerslife #writerwoes

  1. This was great! I’ve definitely done all of this, and sometimes, I just get to where I need a second opinion, which is why I love working with editors and beta readers. I get final say still, but at least they can help give me fresh input when I’ve run out of ideas.

    By the way, you might be interested in our Writers Club. We network with publishing professionals to help authors find the services they need at affordable prices, and free editing is one of our member perks. https://ryanlanz.com/writers-club/

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