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What Happens in the Different Editing Stages

What Happens in the Different Editing Stages This post originally appeared on a writing forum I frequent called LegendFire. If you’re looking for a place to exchange feedback or get inspired or talk poetry and prose more generally, you should check it out! “Writing without revising is the literary equivalent of waltzing gaily out of the house in your underwear.” ― Patricia Fuller One of the biggest mistakes I made when I first started writing...

In the Beginning

I think we’ve all seen this countless times. You find a piece of fiction online, read the summary and think, “huh, that sounds cool.” But once you’ve clicked chapter one and read through the first few paragraphs, you’re turned off. They’ve started that way, again: the typical description of the protagonist’s appearance heads off a page-long summary of her life...

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