Editing a Scene/Chapter: Step by Step

Uninspired Writers

Editing a novel is a bit like building a house. Brick by brick, bit by bit, word by word. There are so many methods, and different ways to do it. For me, I do it chapter by chapter, focusing on one at a time. This is the method that I use, I hope it can help some of you who may be looking for ideas. Please note, there’s no fixed rule, no right or wrong way to write a book. What works for some won’t always work for others.

Give it its own document
The first thing I do, is copy and paste the document from the draft and into it’s own document. This allows me to focus on that one particular scene. You don’t have to save all the chapters as individual files, I choose to paste mine into the next draft once I’ve edited it. But having it…

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