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Revision: Making a Mess Less Complicated

February 13, 2016

I never realized there was an order to doing drafts. I thought the first one was catching the obvious errors and noting issues like pacing, or mistakes in story line. The second one was to see if the changes you made are correct and fit with the rest of the story. The third one was to make sure it was ready for the publisher. This makes more sense. I usually do one edit before sending it to my editor.

A Writer's Path

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by S.E. Jones

There’s a lot you can fix in a first draft. It’s why they’re first drafts. You can focus on character, world building, plot, inner cohesion, the writing, the flow, the pacing–the list goes on and on.

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