On the latest episode of the creative writing advice podcast, author Tim Clare (that’s me) responds to listener requests to an episode dedicated to editing your work.

What are the best rules for editing your fiction? What are some simple techniques you can apply right now to your work to make it immediately better? How can you make your novel more readable? How can you make your stories more pacy? How can you make your writing more vivid and engaging?

How can a writer get the most out of adverbs? What are some tips for finding killer similes and metaphors? How can you make your prose lean and punchy?

I answer all these (made-up) questions and more with my 7 Pillars Of Line-Editing Your Novel Like A Motherf*cking Laser Surgeon.

If you want to support the podcast you can click this link to drop a few bucks to my Ko-fi page: ko-fi.com/timclare

Otherwise, buying one or more of the books I discuss via the links below will help out while getting you some reading material that will help you grow as an author. Please buy my novel, The Honours, and support my writing career:

THE HONOURS by Tim Clare.

ON WRITING WELL by William Zinsser.