Editing Tip: Read for a solution

When reading how another author might handle a challenging passage, we’re really learning from that person’s experience. That’s always a good starting point to determine how you might solve your problem.

To that end, identify a passage you’re having trouble with in your writing. Now pick up a short story or chapter from a book similar to yours, reading specifically for techniques that writer used to deal with the same kind of passage now posing problems for you.