WIP Wednesday: The Best Little Editing Book (Ever?)
I'm going through In the Memory House and purging unnecessary language. Not the f-bombs, oh no. Although I've been criticized before, if my characters need to vent, they need to vent.
I'm using suggestions from the late Ken Rand's book, The 10% Solution, to cull unnecessary words from the book.
The ctrl+F (find) feature is a writer's best friend. I've already made an adverb pass (searching for "ly"). I'm currently limiting "of"'s appearances. (I almost wrote "appearances of of"--see how it works?)
What editing tricks do you use to prepare your manuscripts?