October 22, 2012

Day #22 Quotes for Writers


“You can never correct your work well until you have forgotten it.” Voltaire

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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