Editing

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Editing, editing and more editing. Right now I have such a huge collection of nots that even my notes have notes and little reminders to change thing dot and check on this and that. But knowing every day the manuscript is getting closer to being readable by others is very exciting. I can’t wait to get my first lot of alpha readers a copy!

Here’s to editing!

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Info dumping

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Here’s my topic for the morning, info dumping.

It really is a no brainer, info dumping is when you supply the reader with a lot of information in a very short period of time. This could be your mc thinking over whats happened in the story so far or in the case of science fiction or fantasy it could be a sudden overload on world building concepts.

What I just realized I do, which is equally as bad, is disguise my info dump in conversations. This is still an info dump.

So, how to remove the ‘dump’ portions but still convey the info?

I’m not sure yet? I am about to re-read and try to add in more none info related dialogue between the info and see if I don’t end up with rambling. Chances are I will fail at least the first few attempts.

Any other suggestions are welcome.

Do you info dump? Did you realize you were doing it? How do you edit for it?

Podcast

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Just a quick post on podcasts. There are probably heaps out there but there is one that I am currently hooked on: writing excuses.

I wish they recorded and made available more of the panels etc from the writers festivals. Of course listening to your fav author talk about their latest work is exciting but more constructive is the conversations on topics like how these authors approach morals and violence in ya, or how they have actively or inactively branded themselves.

If anyone comes across any good podcasts I’d love to hear about them.

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