As writers, we are often blind to the errors or flabby writing in our projects. The ability to edit our own work is something we develop over time.
The number one mistake writers make is sending their work to editors or agents before it’s as polished as it could be. I get it! We want to finish something and get it out there.
Another challenge my clients face is editing too much. They peck away at something for so long that it loses its voice and vibrancy.
If only we had a checklist to make this easier!
Voila! We do! Literary agent Elizabeth K. Kracht has written the guide to help us all be better writers. The Author’s Checklist: An Agent’s Guide to Developing and Editing Your Manuscript is here to help wannabe authors do their very best with their manuscripts.
There are lots of books about book writing, and this one helps us be better writers not just for the book at hand but for future books. Definitely one of the best books on writing I’ve seen.
Written in the format of A to Z, the chapters are encouraging, specific and helpful. This book will guide writers to make their manuscripts better. And, what we learn for one project can always be applied to other projects. A must-have for those who want to really make their work shine.