Welcome to Twitter Treasure Thursday! Today’s gem is one I think every writer should read, especially those of us in the midst of revising our manuscripts: 10 Tips To Get You Revision Ready.
Let’s be honest, revisions are a pain in the you-know-what. Personally, I experience many moments of “AHH! I’m gonna rip my hair out! And then go jump off a mountain! And then eat cookie dough ice cream until I feel better!!!”
So any tips that might help reduce my stress, or simply make my manuscript the best it can be, I’ll take. And I’ll happily take these awesome tips in this article. Thanks, @ShellyThacker for sharing this information.
4) Don’t be afraid to cut. Many of us act like hoarders with our little pieces of language. “But what if I find a use for this can of broken zippers?” I get it. I like to keep a document called “scraps with promise” for those pieces of language that I can’t seem to let go of. The more you cut, the more the heart of the piece will become clear.
7) Enlist an outside reader. A second set of eyes views your writing from a different perspective. If you work on something on your own for too long, you start to lose sight of how a fresh reader might approach it. You may have edited out something crucial, the absence of which only a new reader can recognize. You also run the risk of editing the thing so thoroughly that it loses its original inspiration/spark/magic.
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