October 22, 2012
This is so true!
One of the best things you can do for your writing is to write it and then put aside for a while- days, weeks, months even.
This will break all of the emotional ties you have to your work.
When you read it again, you will be able to do so with a critical eye so you can slash and dice and delete until you have something worth publishing.
Do yourself a favor. Once you write something, break up with it for a while. When you return to it the relationship will be different and you will be the critic of your words, not their intimate lover.
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