Sunday, February 25, 2007

A bit of Distance for Revision

You can't adequately edit a story you poured your soul into without
first removing some of your ego. So get a bit of distance. Put the
manuscript away for at least a week--two weeks is better. Then, as you
read through the story from start to finish, pretend that someone else
wrote it.

~Laura Backes
The Writer, Feb 2007

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