Writing Is Rewriting

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Do I need to rewrite after my first draft?

Writing Is Rewriting

Upon a first draft's completion, repeat, “Writing is rewriting.” As a matter of fact, hop on one foot and chant it. (Actually, hopping and chanting are optional.) Writers don't hit a story (or even a paragraph) spot-on with the first draft. Remember, there is always a better way to say something—which is why you need to know when to stop writing, too.

   

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