An article written by Lee Sonogan
Note: This following article will feature in my non-fiction book You, Will, Have Style When You Write One Million Words: UNGROOVYGORDS Advanced Guide For Creative Writing. Publishing it on my website ENTERTAINMENT CULTURE ONLINE which will be expanded on, plus more relevant quotes.
The only kind of writing is rewriting Ernest Hemmingway
Overall rewriting is an important process in editing and proofreading. Quoting author David Sedaris “You need to do the best that you can do, and then you need to take the best that you can do, and you need to rewrite it, and rewrite it, and rewrite it, and rewrite it.”. Working out what is considered novice and professional will be determined how different a draft is different from the original source. The writer’s responsibility in providing readable content and becoming a master of removing obstacles.
Looking at your sentences and paragraphs, seemly some analogies can sound the same. With a new perspective on a motivational day switch out certain words with synonyms. Rearrange punction to express the phrases in more active ways. Cut out irrelevant information not needed and replace it with something not commented on yet. Inject the stronger personality in a tone of particular dialogue or structure.
Evolving something good into great can be done in many ways. Break down your work to put it together again is my first recommendation. Often all the pieces are there, you just need to examine down to each sentence. Sometimes a revision is just a matter of reordering and identifying what does not work. Digging deeper can be frustrating although satisfying in giving your self constructive feedback. Meaning looking at what has been displayed through someone else’s eyes and imagining their reaction.
You can also read your stuff out loud to fine-tune it. Basically, ask a lot of questions and find answers relevant in context. When you have no more problems including grammar errors than you shall know/feel how ready whatever you are making it reading for publishing or at very least external feedback. Rewriting is simply a necessity in getting out of production and enjoying the process of what comes next.,