Friday, September 13, 2013

On The 25 Stages Of Grief. I Mean, Editing

I've  had a very productive last few days of editing and revising which coincided nicely with this delightful post from Chuck Wendig: 25 steps to edit the unmerciful suck out of your story. If you've ever done a substantive revision of any type of writing, or especially if you're in the midst of doing so right now, this post will make you laugh, and then cry, and then maybe get back to work more efficiently.

Me? I've been cycling through his steps 4, 8, and 17. For better or for worse (right now maybe worse), I'm very much a front-to-back, start-to-finish, chronological writer and editor. But the good news is, I think I'm about to graduate to the prestigious 20-25 zone. What about you guys?


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