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The Editing Process

Ep. 125

The Editing Process

Finishing the first draft of a novel is an amazing accomplishment. If you’ve done that, then you’ve done something that most people will never have the discipline or drive to do. But you can’t sit back and relax too long because the real work begins when your draft is complete.


Between the two of them, Zach and J. have published dozens of books. They’ve gone through the process of self-editing and working with professional editors with every project. Listen as they take a deep dive into their individual processes, collaborative process, and working with other authors’ manuscripts.


The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.


In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Whether or not you should edit during your first draft
  • How much time to wait between your first draft and first revision
  • What things to focus on during each revision
  • What editing software J. and Zach use
  • When it’s time to send your book off to an editor
  • How to know when your book is ‘done’ and ready to publish


Also in this episode, Zach recommends a great book on editing.


Send us your ways and hacks - https://thecareerauthor.com/waysandhacks/ 


Leave us a comment: How do you approach editing a manuscript?


Thanks to our Patrons.


Podcast sponsored by Kobo Writing Life - https://writinglife.kobobooks.com 


Get exclusive bonus content by supporting The Career Author Podcast on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thecareerauthor


Want to work with us? Get the details at https://thecareerauthor.com/services/


Links:

Self-Editing For Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003JBI2YI/


Secret Powers of the Author Mastermind: How to Transform from Struggling Writer to Career Author - https://books2read.com/authormastermind


Co-writing a Book Mini Course with Joanna Penn - https://creative-penn-courses.teachable.com/p/co-writing-a-book


Write Away Podcast with Crys Cain - https://writeawaypodcast.com/ 


The Career Author YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/thecareerauthor


Three Story Method - https://books2read.com/threestorymethod 


Three Story Method Workbook - https://amzn.to/37SAR1a 


Molten Universe Media - http://www.moltenuniversemedia.com


Events - https://thecareerauthor.com/events/


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