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Month: July 2017

Hi everyone, Trynda here.

Today, I’m bringing you the Authortube Editing Tag and I got this tag from Julian Greystoke.

1. What is your favorite thing about editing a manuscript?

I think my favorite thing about editing a manuscript is seeing how far I’ve improved my writing skills. From draft to draft, I like being able to see my improvements and how I’ve changed my manuscript.

2. What is your least favorite thing about editing a manuscript?

I think my least favorite thing about editing a manuscript is just seeing the horrible sludge that comes out of my brain sometimes.

3. Would you prefer to edit a short story or a novel? Why?

I prefer editing short stories just because they are shorter in general and I find it easier to cut things away than to add things like plot lines and structure that would complete a whole novel in general and I have a little bit more experience with writing short stories.

4. How long does your editing process take on average?

If it’s a short story, I’d say my editing process takes about two days through all the different drafts and then I’d say that that’s about average for how long I spend per scene on my manuscripts as well.

5. What is the first thing you do when editing?

The first thing I do when editing is to read through it to make sure I’m not missing any scenes, I’m not missing any major details and just fixing some of the global problems that I see with my manuscript.

6. What is the last thing you do when editing?

The last thing I do when editing is to go through the grammar and the diction and all the little tiny modifications that I make along with gender pronouns and other very specific things to the story for window dressing, as some would put it.

7. Why does editing matter to you?

Editing matters to me because it shows that you’ve put effort into your work and that you have a sense of pride. You want it to be the best it can be and it’s not just something that you pump out of your brain and toss it to the side for others to read.

8. Do you prefer editing to writing or vice versa?

I definitely prefer writing because that’s where my love is. Editing is refining the statue that I made prior.

9. Talk briefly about your editing process and why you choose to use the process you do.

When I first start my editing process, I tend to type up what I’ve written by hand and go through and make sure the software translated it properly and while I’m doing this, I tend to do a first craft edit and add any additional scenes that I think are missing or rewrite anything that needs to be written at the time. After that, I like to go through and read it again just to see if I’m missing anything else or if anything that I changed when I rewrote something didn’t make sense. That’s when I go to my favorite piece of software for editing which is called ProWritingAid and I input my text there to see where some problem areas are that I can improve such as adjectives, diction and sentence length. This step really helps me to see what I’m doing wrong and what areas need improvement and where someone might have a little bit hard time reading things and then, I can make those improvements along with grammar checks and a few other things as well. At that point, I introduce beta readers to get some feedback from actual people and see where the problem areas are that need improvement for readability. After that’s all done and I’ve gone through with the ProWritingAid and fixed the grammar and small details, that’s when it goes off to the editor and it’s given a final proofread and often, a few other changes, before it’s sent off for publication.

 

So, that’s all the questions for now guys. I will be tagging Erika’s Words and Jenna The Dark One And I will put their channel links down below in the description. Revival Episode 3 is now available for anyone who has an ebook and I will be getting Revival Episode 4 up and available for preorder as soon as I have time. Videos will still be a little sparse but I’m working on getting back into my regular schedule once things start to settle down. If you haven’t checked out my Patreon yet, make sure to head over there, there’s always free ebooks and a few other world building things and behind the scenes aspects of my writing that I put up for my Patreons and I have my mailing list set up now so you can get a free ebook by signing up.

will put the link down below with all the others and I will talk to you guys later.

Answering editing related questions for the Authortube tag created by JulianGreystoke – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtrwu4TzHUKh3kbCZZvX_4A

I’ll be tagging:
Erika’s Words – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2I88aZvWNA5XhCH238ikCw/videos
JennaTheDarkOne – https://www.youtube.com/user/JennaStreety/videos

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Questions:
1. What is your favourite thing about editing a manuscript?
2. What is your least favourite thing about editing a manuscript?
3. Would you prefer to edit a short story or a novel? Why?
4. How long does your editing process take (on average?)
5. What is the first thing you do when editing?
6. What is the last thing you do when editing?
7. Why does editing matter to you?
8. Do you prefer editing to writing or vice versa?
9. Talk briefly about your editing process and why you choose to use the process you do (justifications for taking one step before another.)

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My Books:
Revival (Episode 3) is now available – https://books2read.com/RevivalEpisode3

Revival (Episode 2) now available – https://books2read.com/RevivalEpisode2

Get Revival (Episode 1) – https://books2read.com/RevivalEpisode1

Get a FREE copy of Revival (Prologue) – https://books2read.com/RevivalPrologue

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Hi everyone, Trynda here.

Today, I’m bringing you a TBR video and what to expect in the coming month for what I’m gonna be reading. It’s possible that things will squeeze in between these things but this is kind of the part I’m gonna be taking from the books that I want to read and that I really kind of think that will impact the things I’m going to be writing in the next future. For sure, you can expect this but if there’s any changes, you can find them in my Book Bag series and I will link that down below in the description. So, let’s get to it.

Right now, I’m reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman which you can find out a little bit about my reason behind it in the Book Bag series.

The next book I’m thinking of reading is the Lovecraft compendium by H.P. Lovecraft. Just because I want to get a fuel for a darker literature and things that might impact the way I write darker scenes and I think this will be a good one to kind of keep on my radar especially since it’s not too many pages and I can probably chew through it pretty quickly.

The next one after that is Victoria by Daisy Goodwin. The reason I wanna read this one is because I think Queen Victoria’s personality will be a good influence for Larathel who is my main character of On Fallen wings and you can find a little bit more about her in the work in progress tag that I did a videos back. Larathel is a very strong leader and so is Queen Victoria and I think there was a lot of similarities so, I think this will be a good book to read to kind of get my head in the mindset of Queen Victoria or a regal personality for my main character.

The next book I’d like to read after that would be the Wedding Shroud by Elizabeth Storrs. I’d like to read this one just so I can finish off a novella set in Ancient Rome and I think it will be a good book to kind of get my inspiration going for that as I do a few more edits on it and possibly add a few more scenes to make things make sense. Who knows? It may actually end up being a full like novel with the way that it’s going.

And after that, I’d like to read Way of Spears by Natalia Leigh. It’s been on my list to read for a while and I think it would be a good way to just kind of dip my toe into the high fantasy genre and get into it a little bit more.

And after that, I’d like to read Twilight of Avalon by Anna Elliot, the reason for this one is I wrote a novel about Tristan and Azold back in April for Camp NaNoWriMo and by the time I’m getting to that book, I’m likely going to get time to edit that novel and I’d like to get back into the head space of Tristan and Azold and their love story and a few other details surrounding that era and the mentality of thinking so, I really want to read that one and kind of get my head space back into that as I’m doing my edits for my Time to Let Go manuscript.

So that’s it for now guys, I will put all of the links in the description down below. If you liked what you saw, make sure to leave a like and subscribe to my channel and if you have any ideas or you’ve read these books or you have recommendations for me, then feel free to leave them in the comments down below. Revival Episode 2 is now available for purchase and you can also preorder Revival Episode 3.

Make sure to follow on my social medias and check out my Patreon if you want to know a little bit more about the behind the scenes stuff and some stuff that I’m working on outside of my YouTube videos.

I will talk to you guys later.

Referral Links:
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman – http://amzn.to/2tuud05
The Lovecraft Compendium – by H. P. Lovecraft
Victoria by Daisy Goodwin – http://amzn.to/2t0dK0o
Way of Spears by Natalia Leigh – http://amzn.to/2tVxFC4
The Wedding Shroud (A Tale of Ancient Rome) by Elisabeth Storrs – http://amzn.to/2sCvXRX
Twilight of Avalon: A Novel of Trystan & Isolde by Anna Elliott – http://amzn.to/2u5fg6r

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My Books:
Revival (Episode 3) is available for pre order – books2read.com/RevivalEpisode3

Revival (Episode 2) now available – https://books2read.com/RevivalEpisode2

Get Revival (Episode 1) – https://books2read.com/RevivalEpisode1

Get a FREE copy of Revival (Prologue) – https://books2read.com/RevivalPrologue

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Other Links:
Camp NaNoWriMo Camper Info – http://campnanowrimo.org/campers/skyedwards

Twitch Channel – https://www.twitch.tv/skyedwards

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Join my mailing list for a FREE Short Story – http://eepurl.com/cNQO8D

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/TryndaEAdair
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TryndaEAdair/
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5575169.Trynda_Adair
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/tryndaeadair/

Go Not Gently by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Hi everyone.

Trynda here, bringing you an update on what to expect on the channel and a few other things that you guys can go check out.

First off for videos on the channel, I did the voices of YA authortube tag, I also did the book bag video for Gone Girl and Neverwhere. As of this video, I’ve decided to set aside Gone Girl because I was not enjoying it whatsoever and I wasn’t even even reading it and I just wanted to move on to something I actually wanted to read so, goodbye Gone Girl.

Camp NaNoRiMo for July has officially kicked off and I am doing it. I have set a loose score of 30 hours of editing for On Fallen wings. Right now, I have written an additional chapter and I’m moving on to chapter 11 so, I think that’s 9 more chapters to go, six more chapters to go. I have to double check that number, I’m not sure. Hopefully after July, I will be able to get a schedule back in place and be able to get you guys content on more regular basis.

I’m going to be shooting a TBR video soon so you can that on the channel. If you’re interested in watching me play video games, I’ve started streaming Destiny Skyrim at some point. Possibly dark souls and Stardew valley on my Twitch channel so, I will link that with the other links down below and you can check that out. You can follow my Twitch channel to get notification when I start streaming or you can follow me on Twitter and Facebook.

I usually post something saying that I’m streaming. Revival (Episode 2) is now available and Revival (Episode 3) is available for preorder. If you’d like to preorder that one, I believe it’s coming out in July 16 and you can still get a free copy of Revival Prologue if you want to get a taste of what this series is like and I think that’s it for now.

If you like what you saw, make sure to click the like and subscribe button and turn on the little bell with notifications to make sure you always know when my videos go off.

If you’re curious about anything you’ve seen in my videos, you can leave a comment in the comment section down below or contact me on Twitter or Facebook or even on my Patreon and I’ll talk to you guys later.

Videos:
Authortube Tag | Voices Of YA – https://youtu.be/wpschguyVLY

The Bookbag | Gone Girl & Neverwhere – https://youtu.be/marJvJGg1Rk

Giant AuthorTube Collab Playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXnusrAe-LMAz0U3zVnRelrnADIy8JjQu

 

Books:
Revival (Episode 3) is available for pre order – books2read.com/RevivalEpisode3

Revival (Episode 2) now available – https://books2read.com/RevivalEpisode2

Get Revival (Episode 1) – https://books2read.com/RevivalEpisode1

Get a FREE copy of Revival (Prologue) – https://books2read.com/RevivalPrologue

 

Other Links:
Camp NaNoWriMo Camper Info – http://campnanowrimo.org/campers/skyedwards

Twitch Channel – https://www.twitch.tv/skyedwards

Go Not Gently by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Artist: http://audionautix.com/