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Creative Writing: Don’t Say “Edit” When You Mean “Censor”

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 9 As a writer who frequently reads about the process of writing, I often hear: don’t edit during your initial draft. This well-intentioned advice comes in forms such as “Turn off your inner editor,” … Continue reading

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Aerial View of a Draft

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 5 If you’re the kind of author who initially overwrites, fear not. Drafts are discovery. The process even has its own genre, either adventure or mystery. Once you have ideas out of your head … Continue reading

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