Day 11: 3 days left! – We’re getting close!

Revision Day!

In 1966, Vladimir Nabokov said in an interview with Random House, “I have rewritten–often several times–every word I have ever published. My pencils outlast their erasers.”

What is your revision process like?

Today, I have a little exercise to help you get on your feet when it comes to the revision process. Open up your piece and reacquaint yourself with it. Print it out and grab a red pen, or turn your curser to RED, which ever feels best, and start eliminating each and every word you don’t need. Your goal is to strip away 10% of your writing. Think of it as cleaning out the attic; some of the junk will be gone, but the attic remains, right?

I know it can be painful, but have fun!

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