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It’s Time! How To Stop Revising And Start Making Submissions
You’ve revised, tweaked, and touched-up the piece you’re writing. But how do you know when your work is finally finished and ready to be submitted? Does it take one draft…or three…or ten? Too often in their quest to create the perfect story, essay, poem, or book, writers ruin the spirit of their piece by overworking and overthinking every detail. Or, paralyzed by indecision, they never submit their writing out of fear that it’s just not “good enough.” When is it time to let go?

It’s Time! How To Stop Revising And Start Making Submissions

You’ve revised, tweaked, and touched-up the piece you’re writing. But how do you know when your work is finally finished and ready to be submitted? Does it take one draft…or three…or ten? Too often in their quest to create the perfect story, essay, poem, or book, writers ruin the spirit of their piece by overworking and overthinking every detail. Or, paralyzed by indecision, they never submit their writing out of fear that it’s just not “good enough.” When is it time to let go?

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How To Revise Your Novel - Writer's Relief, Inc.

A good novel is often revised several times before it’s ready to be submitted to a literary agent or editor for publication. As daunting as this seems, revision (or self-editing) is simply part of the process of taking that first draft and turning it into a polished and coherent novel and, hopefully, one that will make you a star. Here are some tips about how to revise your novel.

If the revision process seems intimidating, break it down into manageable steps. Some writers make one thorough sweep, and others make multiple passes, concentrating on different areas each time (characterization, plot, theme). However you work best, take the time to find those weaknesses that could halt the flow of your plot or take credibility away from your main character.

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