Tag: Sarah Stewart

How to Edit Your Own Work

How to edit your own work can feel as scary as first putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. The first thing to remember is this quote from Sarah Stewart: Completely disregard all [editing] advice when working on your first draft. Write freely and just get your words down on the page. Once you …

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Editing Hints & Tips

“Books are not written–they’re rewritten.” Michael Crichton Almost every writer in existence will have heard advice similar to the Michael Crichton quote. While searching for the above quote I came across similar versions from Roald Dahl, Leo Tolstoy and Vladimir Nabokov.  Anyway the reason for the above quote is that today we are talking about re-writing …

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