Editing: “what’s your point?”
I wish I could remember which editor gave me the golden gift of these words, but I can’t. You’ll get to the nub of editing your writing when you answer the question: “what’s my point?”
Let’s say you’ve written an article. It’s time to edit your writing. You’ve left the article for a day or two, so that you can attempt to look at it objectively. Ask yourself: “what’s my point?” Answer the question in a single sentence, or a paragraph.
Editing your writing can be even more fun than the writing itself...