The first draft of the novel I’m working on was completed in May of this year, and I’ve spent the last few months revising and fleshing out the world. The manuscript currently stands at 155,285 words that I need to condense so it fits more into the genre. I’m basically going through the “kill you darlings” phase so I can proceed to work on the second draft that will be sent to my editor. It’s been a consuming process.
So while I go and bang my head against a wall here is a wonderful link about writing: 107 Ironclad Rules for Writers Who Want to Be Better at Writing. A lot of them made me laugh like a hyena.
ex. 56. Italics makes words sound fancy.