How to Write and Publish Your First Book 4: Master Editing

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If you want to publish a book, you need to master editing. Watch the video below to see how to go about the editing process.

Editing can seem like an endless process, but you can break it down into manageable chunks.

In Michael Ende’s book ‘Momo’, Beppo the Roadsweeper gives some advice about this:

“Sometimes, when you’ve a very long street ahead of you, you think how terribly long it is and feel sure you’ll never get it swept.

And then you start to hurry. You work faster and faster and every time you look up there seems to be just as much left to sweep as before, and you try even harder, and you panic, and in the end, you’re out of breath and have to stop–and still the street stretches away in front of you.

That’s not the way to do it.

You must never think of the whole street at once, understand? You must only concentrate on the next step, the next breath, the next stroke of the broom, and the next, and the next. Nothing else.

That way you enjoy your work. And all at once, before you know it, you find you’ve swept the whole street clean, bit by bit.”

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About the author

Mary Jaksch

Mary Jaksch is best known for her exceptional training for writers at and for her cutting-edge book, Youthful Aging Secrets. In her “spare” time, Mary is also the brains behind, a Zen Master, a mother, and a 5th Degree Black Belt.