Episode 04

Blake Atwood

Being Objective About Your Writing

Blake is a freelance editor, writer, and educator. He is the author of Don't Fear The Reaper: Why Every Author Needs an Editor. He is also the host of the All Apprentices Podcast.
Blake is a freelance editor, writer, and educator. He is the author of Don't Fear The Reaper: Why Every Author Needs an Editor. He is also the host of the All Apprentices Podcast.
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Show Notes:04. Blake Atwood—Improve Your Self-Editing: Why Every Writer Needs An Editor

Blake Atwood joins me to talk self-editing and why every writer needs an editor. We spend time discussing the stages of the editing process and tips you can use to be more objective in editing your own writing. You’ll enjoy Blake’s honesty and willingness to serve writers with his own blog, podcast, conferences, and advice.

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Wild Years

When I first started writing, I had no idea how important editing was to the process. Most people imagine that writers are so skilled with words and ideas that books flow naturally from their pens. The truth is, all writing is revising. And a good editor is a writer’s greatest gift.

Blake offers advice not just on the importance of an editor’s role but also ways you can improve self-editing. We also discuss ways to find editing support without breaking the bank. Blake’s advice is well practiced and immediately practical. All will benefit from his expertise.

“Even if I knew nothing would emerge from this book I would still write it.” — John Steinbeck on East of Eden

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