This episode is all about self-editing: what is it, why do you need it, and what the heck does it encompass? What's the point of self-editing if you can just ask an editor for help? Rebecca talks about that on this episode (hint: it's critical to get another set of eyes on your writing, learning to self-edit can save you time later on because you're growing your skills, can save you money, and can help you be more intentional with your goals). Listen to Rebecca talk about all the things she'd change in this story from season 1.

If you don't already know, Rebecca is a writer and certified Story Grid editor who’s attended two McKee seminars, hosted workshops at Barnes and Noble, and self-published a nonfiction book on writing. She produces a podcast called A Story That Works and currently creates content for ROI Online. Her writing has been featured on Havok, Jane Friedman, The Creative Penn, and DIY MFA. She’s a pretty good crocheter, avid reader, amateur graphic designer, and loves traveling the world. Short story is currently her favorite medium for writing fiction. You can find out more at

Things I mention on this episode:

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The Story Grid* by Shawn Coyne

Story* by Robert McKee

Jane Friedman: What Does it Mean to Write a Scene that Works?

The Creative Penn: 6 Things to Consider Before Writing a Novel

DIYMFA: 5 Reasons it’s Time to Call in an Editor and 5 Essentials for Every Scene

Story Grid: Writing Scenes that WorkOur Writer’s vs Editor’s BrainsAnalyzing a Masterwork: The Knife of Never Letting GoHow Reading Better Can Help You Write BetterWhat Does it Mean to Write, Read, and Live with Intention?From Initial Idea to Publishable DraftPractical Steps to Improve Your Craft

My fiction is on which requires a subscription to read

My book: The 30 Day Writing Challenge

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