Witty Nib Writing Club #2 – Rewriting Your Prose

06092019 Writing Club

The Witty Nib Writing Club seeks to provide an opportunity to engage in constructive writing activities online. Comments are key here at the writing club, and we’d love to have you join us!

For more information on the Club, follow this link to the club’s main page.

Quick Rules of the Club

To have your post included in the roundup, do the following:

  1. Make a post that follows the month’s theme. Using a pingback or a comment on this post, make it available to other club members.
  2. Comment on someone else’s post. Be constructive!
  3. Fill out the form below. Make sure you put good links – both to your post and the post you commented on.

Unless there’s a lot more responses than I expect, I’ll be checking those links! Even if you don’t want to comment, you can put your post in the comments and I’ll do my best to check it and comment myself. 🙂

This Month’s Theme

This month, we’re going to focus on something important in writing – heavy editing! Editing can include linguistic changes, character changes, or changes to the entire course of the passage.

  1. Choose a passage, 500 words or less. It can either be one of your own works, or it can be from a published work (make sure you cite it!).  I’m going to use my favorite whipping boy, Eragon, in my post next week. You can use that passage if you want!
  2. Rewrite the passage, improving it. At the end of the post, point out one thing you did that improved the passage. You can change whatever you want!
  3. Comment on at least one other person’s post. Be constructive if you can, supportive if you can’t!

This means linking to your post in the comments below.  I’ll approve pingbacks, but you might want to comment if you don’t see it show up soon. I’ll read your stuff if no one else does!

The Form

Leave a link in the comments for other people to participate with.  This form is for the end-of-the-month roundup.  If you want to be included in the roundup, you’ll need to use this form.  If the form doesn’t seem to work, I’ll see what I can do for the next post.


5 thoughts on “Witty Nib Writing Club #2 – Rewriting Your Prose

  1. parkermccoy says:

    Rewriting is a great way to improve your writing. I rewrite everything I write, looking for flow and POV and trying to cut out any cliches and so forth. I also have the Eotion thesaurases and I use them to give different and more original reactions from the characters in each story. It does a world of good. Great post!

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