Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog with Everything You’re Absolutely Allowed to Get Wrong In a First Draft
I have worked as a copy editor, a content editor, a writer, and more. I am all about fact-checking, using good sources, and producing well-informed, clear, and concise content every single time.
But I think the idea that what we publish has to be “perfect” gets in the way of many writers’ ability to not only finish writing, but also to start writing anything at all.
In writing, what most people don’t see is all the imperfections that come before a seemingly flawless piece of work. Many writers focus too much on those flaws — fixing them or preventing them altogether — and impair their own ability to sit down and write a bunch of words.
Take research, for example. I know of writers who feel they have to know every detail of a certain subject before they can start writing about it. In some cases, I understand why this…
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