You’ve heard of writing prompts, now we have revision prompts! Each prompt will give you a specific writing issue to check for in your WIP, along with tips on how to fix each. Going through this process one issue at a time will not only help polish your current novel but will also teach you specific ways to improve your writing for your next story.
FIND: Do searches for the following and correct as needed:
., and ,.
;. and .;
;, and ,;
!. and .!
!, and !,
And any other combination of improper punctuation you can think of.
Yes, these are the kind of things that editors will look for before your book is published, but the cleaner your manuscript is when you submit it, the better off you are. And if you end up self-publishing, it’s all the more important to catch as many mistakes as possible.