During the class, he taught 10 Self-Editing Exercises that Will Produce Your Best Book Now. The list included:
- Ask, "Who Cares?" In other words, identify if there is a need for your book.
- Learn to edit for personal weaknesses. Every writer has a few glaring weaknesses--glaring to everyone but herself. Some of mine? I overuse the word "just" and I love em dashes.
- Do onscreen exercises. In other words, use spell-check and grammar software.
- Read your writing aloud.
- Proofread your work at least 3 days later. If you proof it sooner than this, you'll read what you meant to write. The world can wait three more days!