Revision, Self-Editing, The Editing Process, Editors


Blog posts on The Kill Zone about revision, self-editing, editors, and the editing process in general.

Most recent at the top. Click on the title to go to the blog post.

Checking for Repeated Words and Phrases, by Kathryn Lilley, April 29, 2014

Purging the Editor, by Joe Hartlaub, Nov 09, 2013


Indie Authors - Should You Revise & Republish Some of Your Earlier Books? By Jodie Renner, Nov 04, 2013

Immerse Your Readers with Sensory Details, by Jodie Renner, Oct 21, 2013


To She or Not to She, by Elaine Viets, Oct 10, 2013


Phrasing for Immediacy and Power, by Jodie Renner, Oct 07, 2013


Key Book Production Costs for Self-Published Authors, by Jordan Dane, Jul 11, 2013


Beta Readers, by Joe Moore, Jun 26, 2013


The Love Sandwich, by Elaine Viets, Jun 20, 2013


Self-Discipline for the Writer, by Nancy J. Cohen, May 08, 2013


Confessions of an Editor, by Mark Alpert, May 04, 2013


What Advice Would You Give to Young Writers? By Jordan Dane, Apr 18, 2013


How Self-Publishing Has Changed the Industry, by Clare Langley-Hawthorne, Apr 15, 2013


8 Key Ways to Edit Suspense & Pace into Your Finished Manuscript, by Jordan Dane, Mar 07, 2013


Put Your Stamp On Everything You Write, by James Scott Bell, Mar 03, 2013


What to Expect When You're Expecting…to Be Published, by Boyd Morrison, Feb 11, 2013


Writing Tense Action Scenes, by Jodie Renner, Nov 28, 2012


Writing Advice from John Steinbeck, by James Scott Bell, Jul 15, 2012


Omit Needless Words! by Clare Langley-Hawthorne, Jul 02, 2012


A Freelance Editor Talks About Authors' “Habits” & Predictable Writing, by Elyse Dinh-McCrillis (The Edit Ninja), Jun 28, 2012

Becoming your own gatekeeper, by Kathryn Lilley, Jun 26, 2012


Over the Top, and Right Over the Edge, by Laura Benedict, Mar 22, 2012


Writing is Rewriting, by Joe Moore, Jan 25, 2012


Revision, Revision, Revision, by Clare Langley-Hawthorne, Jan 16, 2012 



Blind Baby Raised by Worms, by Joe Moore, May 04, 2011



Playing Jenga with my book, by Joe Moore, Feb 23, 2011


The Art of the Editorial Letter, by John Gilstrap, Nov 26, 2010


What do you expect from your editor? By Clare Langley-Hawthorne, Sep 27, 2010


Ten things not to do if you want to get published, by Kathryn Lilley, Aug 09, 2010


Before You Submit, by James Scott Bell, Jul 11, 2010


Insulting Your Audience – And Today's Critique, by John Gilstrap, Apr 16, 2010


The Fifty Page Mark, by Michelle Gagnon, Mar 11, 2010


The Curse of Hubris, by John Gilstrap, Jan 08, 2010


Cool Papa Writing, by James Scott Bell, Oct 25, 2009


Confessions of an Editor, by Kristen Weber, Aug 10, 2009


Slice and Dice your work, by Joe Moore, Apr 22, 2009


The Rush to Self-Publish, by John Gilstrap, Feb 20, 2009


You've got to be Brave. The Revision Process at One AM, by Clare Langley-Hawthorne, Sep 15, 2008

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