Writing a Book – Day by Day 6
Yesterday I spoke about covers, but something which is at least as important, if not even more important is a good editor.
When I began writing i did not put much thought into editing my work, and as a result, the books that I released online did gather a good following, but it did also gather some people who were expecting more and gave me some critic which I needed to hear.
I thought, that as long as the story was good, then writing style, grammar and flow did not matter much, but after being told by readers, I understood that it was indeed very important that it was enjoyable to read.
Personally I have a batch of editors, however I only use one editor for each series. Too many cooks spoils the food, and it is the same for books and editors.
When I write my novels, I write them in Grammarly Premium. Grammarly is a program that you can find online, which is very good at catching grammatical mistakes, however do not fullly trust it, as it is a machine and can make mistakes. However it catches a lot of errors, and is able to lighten the load on your editor.
When talking about editors, there are many different ways to edit.
One is a very basic, solving the grammatical errors and making sure that the story flows. This is the kind of editing i prefer since, although my writing is not very intriguing or even exciting, it is my writing, and it is my style.
Another is giving the editor more freedom to edit your text, this can make the story more interesting, in case you have some issues writing well, but at the same time, I feel that it loses the touch which is the authors.
However, one thing is for certain, if there is a lot of grammatical errors in a novel, it is hard to focus and get immersed in the story that you try to tell.
As the one who wrote the story, it is very hard to find the errors, and as a result, it is always a good idea to have an extra person to look through one’s draft before publishing it.
And now, on to the next chapter of Primeval Chaos System
Chapter 6 – Xuanyuan Yunshen