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How not to edit #WriterWednesday #Amwriting #WritersLife #Humor

D.E. Haggerty

There are tons of articles to help the indie author to self-edit her manuscript. I’ve written several myself (here and here and here). Today, I have something different for you. How NOT to edit.

*insert tongue in cheek*

how not to edit 1Do not buy color ink for your printer when you need black ink. Your manuscript will become unreadable and, more importantly, you can’t use a bunch of pretty highlighters.

How not to edit 3Do not forget to buy paper when you are ready to print your manuscript for editing. Although store opening times are more liberal now here in The Netherlands, stores are still not open at 3 a.m. when you are most likely to run out of paper.

How not to edit 2Do not turn on the Do Not Disturb function on your phone and then check your phone for messages. Hint: The Do Not Disturb function does not work if keep using your phone. (Learned this…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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