Preparing my book to be made into an audio book, I found some of changes I wanted to make to my story. There were some changes to the text I thought would help tell the story. I also needed to make some new chapters and scene breaks that would make the book easier to read and look better in the print and e-book versions. As I made those changes for the narrator, I was reminded about a suggestion from Stephen King. He wrote a book about writing a book. He said to write the book and then walk away from it for a few weeks or longer. Then, come back and take out 20% of the text. It probably didn’t help move the story along, was unnecessary, or redundant. I wish I had done a better job of that before I published!!
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