You are more connected to your manuscript than anyone else could be. It is a part of you. You are part of it. This is the brilliance of creativity, but at can also be a major hindrance in the editing process.
I'm not advocating this new workbook as an alternative to professional editing, or suggesting that these are ideas you won't have come across before.
Instead, I'd like to recommend Kris Spisak's tips as a series of useful reminders to help you make sure your manuscript is as good as it can be, so your editor has the best possible start.
There are plenty of suggestions of words to search for - and what to do when you find them, as well as prompts to help you improve your first page and tidy up dialogue.
Although I'm close to completing my tenth novel, I'm planning to use this workbook as my 'checklist', and hopefully feel I've done everything I can before sending my manuscript to my editor.
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About the Author
Kris Spisak is a former college writing instructor, having taught at institutions including the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University, Kris is now an active ghostwriter, speaker, and freelance editor. She is a member of James River Writers, the Alliance of Independent Authors, and the Women's Fiction Writers Association, Visit Kris-Spisak.com to learn more and find her on Facebook and Twitter @KrisSpisak
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