Tips to Brilliant Editing

Step One:  Reread the entire work to glean what you are actually trying to say.

Step Two:  Make index cards for each scene to sort out structure. 

Step Three: Know your characters thoroughly  from Karen Reddick, The Red Pen Editor, author of Grammar Done Right

Step Four: Evaluate your structure. 

                   Are there continued high points and challenges that accelerate every 2 pages forcing the main character to change?

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