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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Self-Editing Tips: Can your emotions sabotage good self-editing?


Good editing takes calm, focus, and a rational, objective state of mind. Editing when you are tired, stressed, emotional, distracted, rushed, or otherwise mentally impaired can greatly affect what you find, the changes you make, and how you feel about your work as a whole. 

If you are feeling overly critical toward your piece, set it aside for another day so that you don’t get discouraged, or get a second opinion from someone you trust to be honest with you.  Your critical mood might be a reflection of something else going on in your life, and not related to your writing at all.


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