Craft Work

By posted at 2:00 pm on July 28, 2014 1

It’s the kind of niggling question that drives a writer mad: is it best to edit a piece after you finish a draft, or is it better to edit while you write? At Electric Lit, Lincoln Michel argues for the latter, on the grounds that it lets writers fix endemic problems before it’s too late. You could also read Lincoln’s 2010 Millions review of the movie Avatar.

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One Response to “Craft Work”

  1. Evelyn Walsh
    at 11:40 pm on July 28, 2014

    missed this– going to read.

    the thing about editing is that it has to happen on so many levels, micro and macro. And don’t editing and revision overlap, too?

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