Writing is not just sitting down and writing a story.  It is revision after revision and edit after edit.  It is a journey, no matter how much you love to write.

Every time I print out my book and review it, I still see mistakes that need to be corrected.  There is no better way to find mistakes than to print it out and then read it word by word.  I know this has been said a lot of times, but for a relatively new author, I need to remind myself how important that is.  By reading it out loud to yourself, you will hear the cadence and tone of what you are writing.  Maybe you meant to be sorrowful and it came out sarcastic.  Maybe you thought you were moving the story along and it got stale. Maybe you meant to be exciting and it came out boring. ( Heaven forbid… boring!)

Take the time to print it out and read it.  You will be a better writer for it.

About Sharron Grodzinsky

Author, blogger and professional seeker of new adventures. After spending many years in the healthcare field, I now devote my energies to writing. I've finished my first book, "Waiting on the Outside" (The story of my sons' journey to incarceration) and my second book, "Surviving La Bestia". (Two immigrant children make a perilous journey over two thousand miles trying to get to America.) Both are available on Amazon. Writing is not an easy task, but if you feel the absolute necessity to write, then you are a writer! I am writing my third book, "The Hanging Girl". I am also partnering with Jon Ponder, CEO of Hope for Prisoners, to bring his story, "CONverted", A story of transformation and hope to light. I hope to have both completed by the end of the year. A little ambitious I think, but if you don't aim for the sky you won't land there.
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