• First draft complete? Now for the edit…

    When you’ve finished your first draft and you’re happy with it – let the editing begin! The good news is that you can’t do all this yourself; you need to get some help. The bad news is that you still have quite a bit of work to do. So here are some top tips: 1. Check for consistency I keep an Excel spreadsheet going from the minute I start the book and for each chapter I note all the significant things that happen, and also any character features that are mentioned. Another tool that might be helpful is a character reference sheet which you would create for each person making…