A self-edit should have you cutting what doesn't add to your written work. Strive for simple, effective construction of phrases to achieve a better final product.
You may think your manuscript is ready for publication, but are there holes in your story? A beta reader can help determine if there's still work to do.
Here's the first post in a series that will focus on writing lessons authors can glean from some of the great shows airing in this golden age of TV.
The truth and narrative of your story — also known as fabula and syuzhet — work in tandem to provide a satisfying read.
Use an editing pass to produce a map of your reader's suspension of disbelief. Once you've created a universe in which your reader is immersed, you can focus on polishing your manuscript for publication.