My WIP’s Fourth Revision – Editing (9)

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My WIP’s Fourth Revision

Eliminating Repetition

I looked at common words.

go to leekah 1I will continue to use a discarded scene from my First Draft as an example for editing.  A prior post includes the original text alongside edits of the verb BE, one with edits to filters, another editing adverbs, still another editing pronouns, plus this one  This time I will start with the edited version and then look at repetition.

Exciting?

Nope.

Repetition

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My WIP’s Fourth Revision – Editing (8)

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My WIP’s Fourth Revision

Eliminating Pronouns

I looked at common words.

go to leekah 1I will continue to use a discarded scene from my First Draft as an example for editing.  A prior post includes the original text alongside edits of the verb BE, one with edits to filters, another editing adverbs, plus this one  This time I will start with the edited version and then look at pronouns.

Exciting?

Nope.

Pronouns

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My WIP’s Fourth Revision – Editing (7)

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My WIP’s Fourth Revision

Eliminating Common Words

I edited adverbs words.

go to leekah 1I will continue to use a discarded scene from my First Draft as an example for editing.  A prior post includes the original text alongside edits of the verb BE, one with edits to filters, another editing adverbs, plus this one  This time I will start with the edited version and then look at common words.  The difference is that I edited out no common words.

Exciting?

Nope.

Common Words

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My WIP’s Fourth Revision – Editing (6)

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My WIP’s Fourth Revision

Eliminating Adverbs

I edited filter words.

go to leekah 1I will continue to use a discarded scene from my First Draft as an example for editing.  A prior post includes the original text alongside edits of the verb BE, as well as another one with edits to filters.  This time I will start with the edited version and then look at adverbs.  On one side will be where I started from, and the other side will be how it turned out.

Exciting?

Nope.

Adverbs

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My WIP’s Fourth Revision – Editing (5)

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My WIP’s Fourth Revision

Eliminating Filters

I edited the verb BE.

go to leekah 1I will continue to use a discarded scene from my First Draft as an example for editing.  A prior post on the verb BE includes the original text alongside the edited text.  This time I will start with the edited version and then look at filters.  On one side will be where I started from, and the other side will be how it turned out.

Exciting?

Nope.

Filtering

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My WIP’s Fourth Revision – Editing (4)

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My WIP’s Fourth Revision

Eliminating The Verb BE

I used some tools to help me edit.

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For the rest of these posts on editing I’m going to use a discarded scene from my First Draft.  I wrote it well over two years ago and, until I started putting this post together, hadn’t given it the time of day.  Further down I will show two versions of the scene, side by side.  On one side will be where I started from, and the other side will be how it turned out.

Exciting?

Nope.

The Verb, BE

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My WIP’s Fourth Revision – Editing (3)

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My WIP’s Fourth Revision

Sorting Words

I discovered the power of listening to a computer read my scene to me.

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I’d meant to write about editing as I went, but I got so caught up in what I was doing that I didn’t have much energy for this.  But, I’m finished with this round of editing so I will get caught up.

I was going to plunge into what I did, and I even started a post, then realized I’d spent a lot of time describing a couple of tools.  So I decided to just write about them this time.  Maybe next time I will describe what techniques I used. Continue reading