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The First Draft

The first draft of anything is never anything anyone would want to read. It can be choppy. It can be rambling, repetitive or have other issues. But it’s the first draft. Getting it done is what counts. What you do

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Balancing Time

When you write something, you must edit your text. NaNoWriMo is all about writing. Forget the self-editing until you finish the first or rough draft done. Then you can revise what you wrote. Established authors say to let the work

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Line-by-Line Revision

I hate revising. I need revision, but I abhor the job. No one ever wrote anything that didn’t need at least a little editing. My process is to read the work first and flag any problems I find while reading.

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Revising More Than One Piece

Sometimes you need to finish revising one piece while starting revision on another. It’s easy to get confused between pieces. There are tricks to use to do so with relative ease. I use a project management app called Project Studio.

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Doing A Read Through

The first step in any revision is to read the work first. Read it objectively. Approach the piece as though you’ve never seen it before. I usually like to wait a couple of days after I finish shorter pieces to

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Practicing Revision

I think daily revisions are important. I don’t mean revise as you write. That’s a delaying tactic and you will never finish a rough draft that way. I mean practicing. Yes, practice makes perfect is a cliché for a reason.

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Writing Logs

I know how many words I have written each day. I also know when I have completed a blog and posted it. I also know how many words I have added or cut from a piece each day as I

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