Episode 269: You Wrote Your First Draft—Now What?

Show Notes

What do you do when you’ve emptied your brain onto paper and you’re wading around in 50,000 words and you have to make them GOOD words? Walk away, that’s what. Then come back and get to work. BUT WHERE DO YOU START? In this episode, Joe and I talk about developmental or structural editing: what it is, why we do it, and how to get started. This is your tiny crash course in taking your weird word mush and making it magnificent.

 Key Points

  • [5:15] Project Dingle update!
  • [7:50] Never written a book before? Here’s how a professional can help.
  • [11:15] What is developmental editing?
  • [18:45] A proof reader is different from a developmental editor.
  • [20:25] Want to work with Vicky? She has an opening in September and October!
  • [20:50] Let’s talk about why beta readers are so important.
  • [24:25] Tip: Revisit your outline and see how it’s changed.
  • [26:55] Got any questions? Let Vicky know! 

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Vicky Fraser is the founder of Moxie Books and author of How The Hell Do You Write A Book and Business For Superheroes. She helps business owners write life-changing books, connect with readers and new customers, and grow their businesses. When she's not doing that, she's hanging from a trapeze by her feet.

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