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How To Be Your Own Editor

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There is a stigma associated with writers turning to editors for assistance with their work. Some people see outside editing as an unfair advantage, a form of literary cheating. Writers are expected to be able to evaluate their work objectively. Interestingly, this is exactly the opposite of what one finds in other professions.

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The Most Important Rule Of Writing

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I just finished a set of conferences with my students which inspired me to write about the most important rule of writing — writing is a process.

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Getting The Most Out Of Critiques And Edits

As an author, it’s never fun to get your manuscript back with red through all of your precious words. In fact, it’s probably one of the worst moments you can have as a writer. Self-doubt can fill you and make you wonder why you ever bothered to write such poor quality stuff. But don’t fret. Just because there is a mass of red markings doesn’t mean that your work is poor quality. Other author’s are not only your best resource; they are also your best source of support.

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