Tag Archives: revising

Why Craft?

I have used the word craft to describe my process of taking a rough draft and turning it into prose so often that I’d almost forgotten that it wasn’t the common way of looking at the writing process. Recently, I … Continue reading

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Differentiating Tasks: Ways to Improve Your Work

Writers have to do many things to get their work into publishable condition.  Some writers try to do many of these tasks simultaneously.  Others break up each task into a distinct draft.  Either method is fine, if it works for … Continue reading

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A New Business Plan: Part 8—Testing and Refining

A good business plan is a fluid document.  It has to be.  No matter how well we plan, we’re going to get some things wrong.   Other things are going to change over time.  We’re going to develop an interest in … Continue reading

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Drafting, Crafting, Polishing

I’m not a fan of the word revise when referring to changes a writer makes to a work prior to receiving the input of an editor.  To revise a manuscript, in my opinion, is to take a completed work and … Continue reading

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