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Creative Writing by Casey Clabough

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CHAPTER22

Revising and Editing

In This Chapter

  • Utilizing your doubt
  • Reading out loud—or not
  • Choosing your words
  • The size and scope of your work
  • When development lags

Whatever sort of creative writing you do, it’s important to revise and edit your work, especially if you write essays, poems, or short stories you plan on submitting to editors. No matter how much time you took to craft the first draft, you’ll always find a few mistakes to correct or wording to revise when you read through your work again.

I’ve found it’s best to set aside your first draft for a few days after you’ve written it. You need time to get the piece you’ve been slaving ...

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