Monday Motivation for a Writer! #14

How to Love Not Hate Rewrites

A writer has to find a way to love rewrites. No matter how good you are at writing your first draft I guarantee you will find an awkward sentence structure, typos, or a section not germane to your story.  Best of all, if you’re like me, you’ll discover extra content when exploring unfinished business in your story.

Love those rewrites! You’ll have a better book for it!

Rewriting is a large part of the whole job. And get rid of stuff that’s not working. Just pare it down until it’s a beautiful thing you can hand in, probably late, to your editor.”~~ Kurt Loder

“More than a half, maybe as much as two-thirds, of my life as a writer is rewriting. I wouldn’t say I have a talent that’s special. It strikes me that I have an unusual kind of stamina.”~~ John Irving

“Artistry is important. Skill, hard work, rewriting, editing, and careful, careful craft: All of these are necessary. These are what separate the beginners from experienced artists.”~~ Sarah Kay


                    ‘As a writer, I marinate, speculate and hibernate…and rewrite.’  Trisha Sugarek


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