My last few blog posts have featured some ‘real talk’ about the submission process and making money from writing because I felt that a lot of new authors in particular aren’t aware of the true nature of the writing life. I want these weekly articles to be as useful as possible, so today I thought I’d share some pointers on self-editing your work. The pointers below come from a masterclass I have given before to writing groups and most of the participants found it a real eye-opener. Everyone develops their own editing process that suits them, but I’ve designed this to be a kind of checklist so scribes can use it to look at various areas of their work and make sure everything is up to scratch before they send their work out, thus increasing their chances of finding literary success.

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