Editing Your Novel: A Video Discussion with Kris Spisak (Part 3 of 3)

Editor Kris Spisak, author of Get a Grip on Your Grammar: 250 Writing and Editing Reminders for the Curious or Confused (Career Press, 2017), joins Julie Valerie in a three-part discussion about editing during the 60-Day Edit on the 85K Writing Challenge.

In this episode, Kris and Julie discuss building a collection of tools that assist with editing. Also in this episode, extensive discussion about editing for better dialogue.

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Enjoy Part 3 of this discussion:

Join the conversation – win a signed copy of Kris Spisak’s book

In the forum section of this website (85K90.com/forums), leave a comment in the “60-Day Edit – Get a Grip on Your Grammar” topic thread for your chance to win a signed copy of Kris Spisak’s Get a Grip on Your Grammar: 250 Writing and Editing Reminders for the Curious or Confused (Career Press, 2017).

  • A random drawing will be held on July 10, 2018.
  • The winner will be announced on that day at the bottom of this post.

Links to Parts 1 and 2 of this discussion

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About Kris Spisak

Kris Spisak began her career as a college writing instructor; however, after six years in the classroom, she transitioned to professional writing and editing. Helping writers sharpen their craft was the driving force behind her book, Get a Grip on your Grammar: 250 Writing and Editing Reminders for the Curious or Confused (Career Press, 2017), and the creation of her writing program, Grammartopia. Kris is on the board of directors of James River Writers, the co-founder of Midlothian Web Solutions, and is also pursuing the publication of her first novel. Learn more about Kris, her editing, and her writing at Kris-Spisak.com, and have her writing tips, trivia, and interviews with the pros sent straight to your inbox by subscribing to her monthly newsletter.

About Julie Valerie

Julie Valerie, an avid Scrabble player who once played QWERTY on a triple word, writes humorous women’s fiction, is the founder of the 85K Writing Challenge, and serves on the board of directors of James River Writers. A voracious reader, Julie has reviewed 200+ books in her genre and recently won the BookSparks 2015 Summer Reading Challenge Grand Prize. Julie earned a certificate in editing from the University of Chicago Graham School and is constantly humbled by the nuances of language and the nitty-gritty of grammar while strengthening her proficiencies in the Chicago Manual of Style. With a master’s degree in education and a certification in wilderness first aid, Julie enjoys reading, the study of wine, section hiking the Appalachian Trail, and travel. Visit Julie’s author website at julievalerie.com. Never miss an update by subscribing to Julie’s once-monthly author newsletter. Follow her on Twitter at @Julie_Valerie and on Facebook at fb.com/JulieValerieAuthor/.

 

UPDATE: The winner of the signed copy of Get a Grip on your Grammar: 250 Writing and Editing Reminders for the Curious or Confused by Kris Spisak (Career Press, 2017) is Debi Konnerth. Congratulations, Debi! Please contact Julie Valerie at [email protected] to claim your prize.

Julie Valerie

Julie Valerie

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4 thoughts on “Editing Your Novel: A Video Discussion with Kris Spisak (Part 3 of 3)

  1. Teriffic and very helpful – I learned from this and I’ve been a book editor more than 25 years. Thanks for posting these videos!

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