August 14, 2013

Your Own Worst Enemy

Advice on doing revisions, among a great many other how-to-get-published tips from Delilah S. Dawson:

Don’t read it like it’s your precious perfect baby darling. Read it like it’s your worst enemy’s magnum opus and your job is to expose its every... flaw.
I think a lot of writers feel that way about their own stuff to begin with already. Or maybe it's just me? When I'm revising a manuscript I often catch myself thinking about how much I'd like to punch the guy who wrote it in the face, whoever it was.

Posted by Dr. Frank at August 14, 2013 04:37 PM