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Updated: Apr 19, 2022

I started out with this post thinking it might be fun to explore some writing before and after it’s edited.

What was I thinking?

One of the things I do after I've finished the first draft is what I call a ‘show don’t tell’ edit. But looking back at the first version of the novel is not helping me at all. I’m looking back at things I wrote thinking, why did I cut that out?

This is from the first time Jo meets Janus. Authors out there – are we ever happy with our novels? Clearly it's late in the day and I just need a glass of wine!

You can find out more information about The Refusal here and buy it here.

Before and After Show Don't Tell edit on The Refusal by Eve M. Riley. Kindle Book. Best Romance Books and Best Romance Novels. Contemporary Romance Novel and Romance Books Award Winning Romance.
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