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Editing and Re-writes

Writing Under Fire

ImageWhen do you know when you are truly done? Most of us could tweak till the moon turns blue. When do you stop editing?

Truthfully, you probably don’t. If you are fortunate enough to have a publisher or agent waiting for that next great American novel, the letting go may be just a little easier. If you don’t have a publisher or agent giving you a deadline, give yourself one.

We write the first draft, we polish, second draft polish again . . .  and on and on. By the time you have polished the third time, take a break away from it. Shove it into the farthest corner of your pc (or your mind) for at least a full two weeks- maybe more.

When you come back to it, look for credibility issues. Is your story believable? Does it have compelling storylines and interesting characters? Remember, the reader may…

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