- Nov 12, 2021
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I am curious how people decide when their writing is ready for publishing or when it needs more editing. Thanks.
I believe you are writing nonfiction. Self help or memoir or something like this. ?
It depends a lot on where the writer is at in terms of experience and craft.
Yes, I am writing self-help and autobiographical types of writing.I believe you are writing nonfiction. Self help or memoir or something like this. ?
I ask because that will affect the answer.
But I'd say there are several things you can try while sorting out what is 'done.' You can have someone else read it, or parts of it, and give you feedback. You can compare to similar books, side by side. You can close the file and refuse to look at it for a month and then see what new issues pop out when you open it up again. You can print it out book-style and read it through that way. You can run it through a grammar/punctuation checking software.
If you do a bunch of these sorts of things and find ever-diminishing returns, you may be close to finished.