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#519Don’t use your editor as a crutch and hand over copy when it becomes too much to handle. Be your own editor first.Jan 31, 2012
#514A first draft gives you something to revise. You have to have something in front of you, no matter how bad it is.Jan 11, 2012
#442Become not just a writer but a rewriter. Accept the flaws of your first draft to find the promise of the final story. In that final story, you’ll have something to be proud of.Aug 24, 2011
#419Writing may be magical, but it’s not magic. It’s a series of steps all writers go through.Jul 22, 2011
#397Good writers write from an over-abundance of information. Revision will help you deal with this over-abundance.Jun 24, 2011
#378If you edit merely by finding holes in a story, you will end up with a longer and less coherent story as the reporter struggles to answer all of your questions. Look at the big picture.May 31, 2011
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