A handy guide for editing novels, stories, and scripts

Whether it be fiction or nonfiction, editing is crucial when it comes to writing. Not all approaches work for all mediums though. After all, you wouldn’t edit a poem the same way you’d edit an essay. So, this guide is going to focus on the most productive way to edit fiction, short or long.

Personally, I have a bad habit of editing whilst I write. It’s a habit I’m actively trying to break because of how counterproductive and pointless it is. Spending 20 minutes crafting the perfect sentence isn’t helpful when you’re writing your first…