All Apprentices: Quick Editing Tips
By Blake Atwood
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All Apprentices: Quick Editing Tips is a short podcast for writers seeking to become better self-editors, written and produced by editor, author, and ghostwriter Blake Atwood.
||CleanKill All And-Hills||In this week’s episode that tries way too hard to be a piece of writing advice wrapped in a bad pun, I mention: All Apprentices: Quick Editing Tips episode 10: Consider Your Cadence How to use Scrivener’s Word Frequency capabili||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConsider Your Cadence||This is a podcast for writers. This episode is its tenth episode. This podcast episode for writers is called “Consider Your Cadence.” Why? Because structural repetition will lull your reader to sleep, just like my opening lines probabl||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStay Tense||Let’s talk time-traveling. You may think that’s a strange topic for a writing and editing podcast, but you would be wrong. Aside from too many Back to the Future references, the only other resource I recommended was this Grammarly post||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStop Clearing Your Throat||This self-editing tip took me some time to learn. To employ it effectively, you have to develop a keen and semi-objective editorial eye with regard to the first few paragraphs, or first few chapters, of anything you write. Often—and maybe especial||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnlist Robotic Assistance||I didn’t intend this episode to focus on just one helpful editing application, but if I would have previewed any more, the episode length would definitely not have fit within the podcast title of “Quick Editing Tips.” So, after a week o||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrust the Robots||If you want to know what I mean by “Trust the robots,” listen to the episode before reading any further. I wouldn’t want to kill the suspense. Now, have you listened to the episode? Really? It’s less than seven minutes! Just give||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is a Developmental Editor? An Interview with M.S. Wordsmith||Breaking from the format of “Quick Editing Tips,” I interview fiction developmental editor M.S. Wordsmith (aka Mariëlle S. Smith) about her job. If you’ve ever wondered how a developmental editor can help you turn your story from so-so to so amaz||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKill Your Darlings||If youve been a writer for very long, youve very likely heard or read the advice, Kill your darlings. But how can you tell when youre writing darlings and when they need to be edited from your book?||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon’t Break Your Brain||If you try to accomplish too much at once when editing, you will break your brain. So whats your recourse?||10/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Hardest Editing Tip to Put into Practice?||The hardest editing tip to put into practice isnt even technically editing. Rather, its how you approach your editing.||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Help for All Writers
Blake Atwood’s approach to writing and self-editing embodies the best advice in the industry in manageable chunks and is easy to listen to and implement. Our writer’s lives are too busy for long podcasts and all will benefit from these succinct tips. I plan to make this a regular part of my routine of reinforcement.
Absolutely fantastic. A MUST LISTEN for writers.
As a writer, I listen to a lot of writing podcasts. All Apprentices is by far one of the best. Why? It's short and inspiring. Most podcasts are really procrastination. This podcast is a gentle nudge to get back to work and to apply the concepts being discussed. If you're a writer, this podcast is pure gold. Can't recommend it highly enough!
Worth Every Minute
Blake's a true pro that doesn't mind sharing his expertise to make writers better at their craft. We still need editing, but imagine how much stronger your writing will be as it hits your editor's desk. Win-win!