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9 ways to review and revise your writing 

It’s easy to equate revision with failure. “If I knew what I were doing, I’d get it right the first time,” many writers think. Revision is the best friend a writer can have…

So writes Vicki Krueger on the Poynter website, which is a journalism blog, but I think her 9 points work well for novel writers as well. Point #3 is put it away (for a few minutes). Of course for novel writers, this should be much longer. I am always surprised how a couple week away from a manuscript can clarify ones writing.

I also heartily believe in reading out loud and from print vs off the computer or tablet. I always pick up more from reading print.

Source: 9 ways to review and revise your writing – Poynter