Episode 273: You’ve Done Your 2nd Draft—Now What?

Show Notes

It's extremely hot at Moxie Towers, so lower your expectations for podcast energy levels and excuse the grumpy rant at the start. Then settle back for some gold advice as Vicky and Joe talk about the second edit: what it's for, and how to do it. Enjoy!

 Key Points

  • [3:25] Vicky and Joe are enjoying a nice bat infestation at the Dingle.
  • [5:30] Vicky is also sick of her own homegrown cucumbers. There’s just too many!
  • [6:10] So you have your second draft - now what? It’s time to do some line editing!
  • [9:20] What is your signature style? Put some of your personality into your writing so that it’s not so dry!
  • [10:20] It’s okay to have writing ticks, but be careful not to overuse it in your book.
  • [13:15] Look at the structure of your paragraphs. Are they varied and interesting?
  • [14:35] Vicky shares the difference between showing vs. telling.
  • [16:55] What’s the takeaway? Don’t worry too much about spelling, grammar and typos during this stage.

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