Soul Bound was written as a gift with myself and my friend as the main characters. Yesterday we actually read through the conversations acting them out. It was hilarious. But more importantly it made me realize something just in time for Soul Bound's first indepth round of edits. My conversations are either extremely cliche, simply bad, or too mortifying to ever be able to say out loud seriously. My entire story needs work. But you know what? Reading through it helped. Why did I never consider doing it before?
So I think when each story reaches editing stage I might actually grab a friend or two and read through the talking. See how well the conversation truly flows.
So tell me my genius writer buddies, when editing how do you decide what stays and what goes? What needs work and what sounds truly awful?