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The Editing Bard - S.D. Howard
Developmental Editor | Story Coach | Author A deep for and and help others bring their stories to life.
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The Editing Bard - S.D. Howard 5h
Things Shakespeare didn't say: Prepareth to square! I shall heave the gorge on thy livings, naughty mushrump!
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The Editing Bard - S.D. Howard 7h
Replying to @jennhockley
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The Editing Bard - S.D. Howard 16h
Replying to @JessePruitt33
Absolutely! Go for the fences! :D I know two teens who are getting Trade published this year, and I'm super proud of them! Go get'em! 😎
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The Editing Bard - S.D. Howard 17h
Replying to @JessePruitt33
Very cool! I grew up in Portland, but I'm much more at home in Baker ;D lol Congrats! I'm shooting for a similar date but I'll be self-pubbing for my first book. That's exciting you're on the second re-write!
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The Editing Bard - S.D. Howard 17h
Hey anyone here from Oregon? If you're an author here, please comment or DM me! :D
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The Grounding Gal Jul 17
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The Editing Bard - S.D. Howard Jul 17
Replying to @triumphcovers
Sure thing! I friggin hate SEO and find it to be a giant pain in the %#@#% lol So if I can help ease that pain for someone else I'm happy to do so XD haha
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The Editing Bard - S.D. Howard Jul 17
Angsty teens for 400 Lachrymose: tearful, given to weeping, sobbing, teary. These are symptoms of what? What is, "wasting hours of your life watching Twilight." Correct!
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The Editing Bard - S.D. Howard Jul 17
Replying to @JlHenker @KatNTucker
Awesome! Thanks for joining! :D
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The Editing Bard - S.D. Howard Jul 17
Replying to @CatherineMcNair
Thanks for the retweet! :D
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The Editing Bard - S.D. Howard Jul 17
Replying to @KatNTucker
You're very welcome! :D I'm giving out tips for editing, writing, and marketing, etc on my blog and on my youtube channel. Working on getting the videos up :) Also give away 3 free worksheets when you subscribe to my site :)
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The Editing Bard - S.D. Howard Jul 17
Replying to @triumphcovers
I took this class, and it really helped me! There's also this one: But yeah, there's a lot to it. If you have questions let me know :)
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The Editing Bard - S.D. Howard Jul 17
Replying to @triumphcovers
LOL XD Search Engine Optimization. I use SEMrush to help me with the SEO on my site. There is a learning curve, to be sure, but it's helped me track my site ranking, improve my content, and tell me if my site is healthy or broken. /1
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The Editing Bard - S.D. Howard Jul 16
Replying to @KatNTucker
After that, I would still recommend an editor :) It's what they do, and they will catch things that you may have missed. I had an editor look at my book, and I do editing haha Trust me, it's worth it :) Self-edit first (makes it easier on them) then hire one :)
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The Editing Bard - S.D. Howard Jul 16
Replying to @KatNTucker
Also, don't spend 14hrs editing! You're brain isn't made for that. Take your time. Spend maybe an hour editing and then take a break before coming back to it. Doing a little bit at a time will help you not get burnt out. /3
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The Editing Bard - S.D. Howard Jul 16
Replying to @KatNTucker
These are the types of questions you should be asking yourself while you read through it. Don't focus too much on the grammar/punctuation until the second round because you will likely be changing things after the developmental edit. Don't make more work for yourself. /4
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The Editing Bard - S.D. Howard Jul 16
Replying to @KatNTucker
Does it flow? Does the plot make sense? IS there a plot, or a concept? Are the characters interesting? Is there conflict? Does the story arc make sense? Is it easy to follow? Did I lay the foundation for a lot twist or did I do it for the sake of having one? /2
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The Editing Bard - S.D. Howard Jul 16
Replying to @KatNTucker
As a developmental editor, I'd say give yourself time AWAY from your book. Minimum of 6 weeks. This helps your brain get out of "creative mode" and into "analytical mode" which you want when you're editing. Then, focus on the "big picture". /1
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The Editing Bard - S.D. Howard Jul 16
Replying to @lrweltmann
It's creepy and you should 100% NOT tell them lol
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The Editing Bard - S.D. Howard Jul 16
Replying to @DNicholsAuthor
I'll just leave this here.
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