Editing Launch and a Giveaway

Hey y’all,

I finally did one of the things I’ve been planning ever since I got this website. I am now offering editing services!

I’ve always been one to notice typos and grammar mistakes and I’ve read so many stories that I have a reasonable idea of how that work. I offer basic proofreading, line editing to really help people improve the flow of their prose, and a critique of the general structure.

I’m pretty sure I will comment on other things while line editing though because I won’t be able to stop doing what i do when beta reading. I considered offering structural edits, but I’m not confident in my abilities with that, so the critique will be my way of moving in that direction.

To celebrate the launch I’m running my first ever giveaway. You have a chance to win yourself a free critique, a 50% discount on any one of my edits, or an eBook.

I’m giving away two favourites books that don’t get enough exposure. The Five Unecessaries by Laura Campbell is dystopian that doesn’t follow the usual conventions. It’s gritty, real, and beautiful. The amount of kissing takes it close to the edge of my comfort level. You can check out my full review here.

The Wanderer’s Daughter is quirky middle grade fantasy by Australian author Justyn Walker. It’s rather allegorical (what else would you expect when it’s in the land of Allegoria), but not heavy handed. The story carries itself fine and is completely hilarious. I’ll put up a review for it during the week.

And here is the giveaway:

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8 Comments

  1. I don’t know what my favorite stage of writing is. I like the first draft, and getting to know the characters, but I also like to rewrite and rediscover all the fun scenes and make the less fun ones better. Right now I’m trying to find time to start rewriting.

    I’m super excited for you and your editing business!

    • Brie Donning

      October 3, 2017 at 4:47 am

      I haven’t got a favourite either. There’s a certain exhilaration in writing something completely new, but a satisfaction in editing it. I’m rewriting too at the moment.

  2. I love worldbuilding, every aspect of it. I could spend forever creating my world, and expanding it. In some ways that is what I am doing each time I write a new story (set in that same world). I am giving more history to the world (sometimes the stories are hundreds of years into the past or future depending on which point in time you are counting from) and developing a different part of the world… then I have to go back and fix things in previous stories that became inconsistent.

    • Brie Donning

      October 3, 2017 at 10:38 pm

      World building is something I like doing, but I have trouble setting it down and making it firm. And I have even more trouble actually implementing the world building into the story and description.
      History of my worlds, on the other hand, is one of my absolute favourite parts of writing. There’s so much interesting things that lead of to the story I actually want to write. I’ve got a few prequel ideas from writing out history.

  3. I like the editing stage of writing – when I have a solid draft that just needs polishing.

    • And I’m currently plotting one book, doing a second draft of two books, doing an initial edit of another, and doing a final edit of another.

      • Brie Donning

        October 16, 2017 at 3:01 am

        Editing. I think that’s you thing even more than it’s mine. I prefer doing it for others because I can’t see my own work objectively and probably think it’s worse than it is.

        • Content-wise, I tend to think my own work is better than I would if it were someone else’s – because I know the thought process that went into writing the scene as I did.

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