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Stepping Away For A Closer Look

on July 15, 2013

Some advice that is sometimes hard to follow but worth the time!

A Dream Come True


You finished the short story.  You love what you wrote.  It’s everything you meant it to be.  You’ve dotted your i’s and crossed your t’s.  You find the right venue that your story fits into like a well-fitting glove.  What’s the next step?

You wait.  Yes, as hard as it is to believe, the best thing to do with that work is to set it aside for a few days, a week or at least long enough for you to be able to go back and look at it as a Reader, not a Writer.

You should always be the first Reader of your work and to do that you must separate yourself from the words long enough to be able to take a fresh look at what you’ve written.  You might be surprised at what you’ve missed, a hole in the story or a character that isn’t believable might…

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2 responses to “Stepping Away For A Closer Look

  1. Thank you for this piece. It had perfect timing for me as I finished my 2nd book yesterday.

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