Three Types Of Editing

Editing

Editing

There are three different types of editing, from the macro to the micro.

There is no set order for these and they can be done at anytime and often can be visited more than once through the process of your writing.

1. Macro edits

Rewriting and changing the plot in major ways, adding or changing characters and character arcs, changing setting, basically anything that requires a major change to the text.

2. Line edits

Checking for fact accuracy, repetition, duplicated sentences or paragraphs or even chapters!

3. Copy edits

Fine tuning the edit for punctuation, grammar and spelling.

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Words for Feelings

This is a collection of words describing feelings, bit of an information dump really

Angry, Annoyed, Afraid, Awkward, Affectionate, Anxious, Alarmed, Awed, Aggravated, Amazed, Astonished, Amused, Apprehensive, Absorbed, Ambivalent, Ashamed, Able, Addled, Admired, Admirable, Affable, Agreeable, Aggressive, Abandoned

Brave, Bothered, Bewildered, Bitter, Bashful, Blue, Baffled, Blissful, Buoyant, Bereaved, Bold

Cheerful, Cooperative, Confident, Calm, Cold, Curious, Content, Considerate, Cautious, Cranky, Crestfallen, Contrite, Chagrined, Carefree, Composed, Capable, Caring, Careful, Contemptuous, Cross, Concerned, Complacent, Charitable, Crushed, Cantankerous, Compulsive

Defiant, Depressed, Discouraged, Delighted, Disgusted, Determined, Disappointed, Detached, Daring, Disillusioned, Devious, Dismayed, Disenchanted, Doleful, Disinterested, Disdainful, Dismissive, Dejected, Disengaged, Distant

Elated, Enthusiastic, Embarrassed, Edgy, Excited, Envious, Exhausted, Eager, Exuberant, Enraged, Euphoric, Extravagant, Ecstatic, Eager, Emboldened

Funny, Frightened, Fearful, Furious, Fair, Foolish, Frustrated, Forgiving, Flustered, Fulfilled, Fatigued

Grouchy, Guilty, Grief-stricken, Generous, Greedy, Grateful, Grumpy, Guarded, Gleeful, Glad, Gloomy, Glum, Gracious, Grateful

Happy, Humiliated, Hurt, Helpless, Hopeless, Horrified, Hesitant, Humbled, Heartbroken, Hysterical, Hyperactive

Irritated, Irritable, Interested, Insecure, Impatient, Inspired, Inspiring, Inadequate, Irrational, Ignorant, Indifferent, Irked, Impertinent, Inquisitive, Isolated

Jealous, Joyful, Joyous, Judgmental, Judged, Jaded, Jocular, Jittery

Kind, Keen

Loving, Lonely, Lackluster, Leery, Lethargic, Listless, Lazy

Mad, Meek, Mean, Miserable, Malevolent, Marvelous, Manipulated, Manipulative, Misunderstood, Mischievous, Mopey, Melodramatic, Moody, Melancholy, Mirthful, Moved, Morose, Manic

Nice, Naughty, Nasty, Nervous, Neglected, Neglectful, Needy, Needed, Naive, Nonchalant, Nonplussed, Numb

Overpowered, Overjoyed, Obedient, Obsessive, Obsessed, Offended, Outraged, Overloaded, Overstimulated, Obstinate, Obligated, Optimistic, Open, Openminded

Panicked, Panicky, Peaceful, Placid, Playful, Pensive, Puzzled, Powerful, Powerless, Pleased, Petty, Petulant, Preoccupied, Proud, Prideful, Prickly, Petrified, Pressured, Perturbed, Peeved, Passive

Quirky, Quarrelsome, Qualified, Quivery, Querulous, Quiet

Relieved, Relaxed, Resentful, Rattled, Refreshed, Repulsed, Rational, Reasonable, Reasoned, Rebellious, Reluctant, Reassured, Remorseful, Reserved, Rejuvenated, Restless, Rattled

Sad, Surprised, Silly, Scared, Sorrowful, Serious, Shy, Satisfied, Sensitive, Safe, Stressed, Stubborn, Sarcastic, Spiteful, Scornful, Secure, Serene, Smug, Sociable, Sympathetic, Startled, Satisfied, Sanguine, Skeptical, Sincere

Thankful, Tearful, Teary, Thoughtful, Tolerant, Tolerated, Trusted, Trusting, Trustworthy, Temperamental, Terrified, Timid, Tired, Tiresome, Troubled, Tickled, Torn, Touched, Threatened, Tender, Tranquil

Uneasy, Uncertain, Uncomfortable, Unruffled, Unafraid, Useless, Useful, Unimpressed, Unappreciated, Undecided, Unruly, Uptight, Unnerved, Unhappy, Unsteady, Uplifted, Unsure

Vivacious, Vain, Vibrant, Violent, Valued, Valuable, Vital, Vexed, Volatile, Vulnerable, Victorious, Victimized, Vacant

Worried, Wary, Weak, Weary, Wistful, Wishful, Willful, Willing, Woeful, Weepy, Whiny, Worn, Whimsical, Warm, Witty, Withdrawn, Worthless, Wronged, Wasted, Worldly

Youthful, Yielding, Yearning

Zany, Zealous, Zestful

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Libby magazines

Libby

Libby

Recently I’ve downloaded Libby as a way of getting free audiobooks and ebooks through the library service in the UK.

What I hadn’t realised was that it also made available so many different magazines to cover practically any interest and taste.

The magazines that I’ve sampled that are specific to writing and writers are: Creative NonFiction, The Writer, Writing Magazine, and several literary review magazines.

Better still is if you are wanting to write articles for a specific magazine such as SFX or Empire, you can read multiple copies of them here to get the feel for what they are after and the general style of the magazine.

The app is one of the better magazine apps I’ve used, mainly due to the ability to read the article free of the surrounding text, images, and advertising. This turns the text and image into a reasonably well formatted article.

You can still pinch and squeeze the actual magazines themselves to keep the format and magazine experience if you want but for me, the ‘Read the Article’ function makes it far more of an enjoyable experience on the phone.

Overall really enjoying this and hope some more of the magazine apps take notice.

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