Posts tagged editing
First Drafts + Editing Tips

Here’s the thing about any creative activity…

We all begin with a sparkling vision of what it should look like, how it should sound or what we want to achieve.

And then

You begin to bring it to life.

Maybe you can’t get the exact shade of blue you see in your head.
Maybe the words come out in fits and starts, stumbling, rambling, inarticulate and…not what you imagined.

That’s okay.

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5 Filters for Editing that will Improve Your Writing Right Now

THE RULES: Only apply ONE filter for editing at a time.  Do NOT try to do them all at once.

If you can, enlist the help of trusted friends.  Give them one thing to look for.  For example, "Can you look for clichés?"

Always give yourself 24 hrs between writing. . . and editing.  So your brain has a chance to forget and can stop filling in the blanks with what you're trying to say long enough for you to actually see the blanks.

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