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I'm one of 27 book editors who shared their top editing tips and no-nos over on author Emma Lombard's blog. Here's a preview of what I said:
My Top Tip:
Always remember that a strong story depends on character motivation and agency. Every single scene/chapter of your book should, in some way, answer or relate to these three questions:
1. What do your characters want?
2. Why do they want it?
3. What is standing in their way?
For more editing tips and no-nos, click here to check out the post!