How to Become a Ferocious Self-Editor

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Even though the vehicles that carry your writing to the market are changing every minute—whether you're Tweeting, blogging, submitting to online/print publications, pitching conventional publishers or planning to self-publish—the cream still rises to the top. Your writing has to be edited and rewritten until it shines.

The competition has never been tougher, and that’s why it’s important your work is vigorously self-edited and revised before you ever submit to editors or agents. Learning to edit and rewrite your own text is more crucial than ever.

This tutorial will give you the tools to fashion your writing to where it's a cut above the competition. You'll see, with examples of pages on screen, how to wrestle every sentence into submission.

Instructor Jerry B. Jenkins is a New York Times best-selling novelist and biographer with more than 70 million books sold. He is the co-creator of the Left Behind series. His writing has appeared in Time, Reader's Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and many other periodicals. He has been featured on the cover of Newsweek and Writer's Digest.

In this 84-minute tutorial video, you'll learn:

  • How to make every word count
  • Secrets of dialogue attribution, including the latest trends
  • How to avoid clichés, including more than words or phrases—catching hackneyed situations and scenes
  • How to avoid throat-clearing and get quickly to your point
  • The importance of maintaining a single point of view
  • How to resist the urge to explain, giving the reader credit
  • How to make your writing irresistible to an editor

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