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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.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|