Tuesday, August 28, 2007

If my lips are chapped I'm nearly finished.

The last edit I do before I send a book off to an agent is to read it aloud under my breath. This allows me to judge the pacing and flow of dialog, and it catches some amazing typos that the eye just skips over.

Time to invest in another tube of Burt's Bees and hit the books.


Anonymous said...

Does that apply to other stuff, aside from edits?

Can you go, "My lips are chapped...the brownies!"

Burt's Bees is pretty neat stuff, too. It's about as great as homemade stuff.

Darlene said...

Heh. I haven't tried it on other stuff yet. And yes, Burt's is a good product. Best around, for my money.