10. Editing Your Manuscript

No matter what you write, first drafts generally consist of descriptions that need to be fleshed out, topics that need more research, citations that require verification, or scenes consisting completely of dialogue without any narrative. As you write, you need tools to mark up these areas so you can find them easily later.

Unless you are the perfect first-draft writer of legend—and I think they’re almost as mythical as unicorns—your writing process likely involves two or more ...

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