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Pre-edit Step Two to Prevent Writer’s Resistance


In the previous post, we identified the first of two essential pre-editing steps: read your draft and just love it. Jumping from loving your draft to critically analyzing it or starting to edit, reword, rework, cut, slash and burn would be a bit like ending a honeymoon with a stop at a divorce lawyer’s office. […]

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Two Pre-Edit Steps to Prevent Writer’s Resistance


Susan Gaines Sevilla recently finished the first draft of her novel! After I woo-hooed and congratulated her in our coaching call, she said, “I guess I should read it with a highlighter in hand to mark where it needs work, but not stop to edit it in the moment.” “Certainly don’t edit in the moment,” […]

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