The writing process takes time and concentration. There is no quick-fix for the thousands of hours it takes to write a novel. You must sit at your computer and think of great things to write. You must do this until you have a complete story. Depending on your brilliance and how much time you have every day to write, this could take one month, three years, a decade or two. It will always seem like a lifetime.
And then, as reward for all your time and effort, you must spend many more hours editing your good draft into a great work.
The good news? Not every aspect of editing takes a lot of time and/or brain power. Here are five quick edits that you can complete in a few hours:
Erin Bedford, writer.