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I'm Deborah. I'm a writer, currently seeking representation/publication for my YA Fantasy Fractured Princess

I love to play Final Fantasy games and Shattered Pixel Dungeon. I also enjoy the many ins and outs of music (I'm a chorus geek).

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Express Yourself: Writerly Tips


Happy Express Yourself Day!


This meme is brought to us by Dani @ Entertaining Interests and Jackie @ Bouquet of Books.
This week they ask: What are some writerly tips you've found helpful?

The best one I've seen is to walk away from your writing when you're done, then come back some time later so you have a fresh eye.

I don't have the best luck with getting beta readers or CP's, and I have a love for editing/proofreading, so I'm often my own fresh eyes. lol I don't look at my projects for weeks (sometimes months) once I'm done, and then I see all manner of mistakes when I come back. Geez, I saw the BIGGEST continuity errors in my last revision.

On that same note, some other good advice was to find objective strangers to look at your work. Family sometimes gets tired of looking at it.

4 comments:

  1. I completely agree. Fresh eyes are so important to have! I "walk away" from my comic strips all the time for the very same reason. I'll catch some of the stupidest mistakes after staying away for even just a couple days, LOL.

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  2. That's the best thing to do. I do it and I'm always surprised at the silly mistakes I find.

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  3. I usually start back in soon after finishing just because by the time I'm done, I've forgotten the beginning!
    Read out loud, especially the dialogue - that's been the best advice I've heard.

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  4. It's hard for me to walk away for a long time since I can't really stop thinking about the story I've written, even if I'm not actually writing it anymore. I just want to get back into it right away.

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