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– 12 – - Drawing it all together

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 February 2022

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Blending skills and strategies. Editing techniques. Getting value from a critical reader. Editing in response to notes. Trouble-shooting. Interpreting and addressing the causes of problems.

‘Identifying the problem isn’t the hard part. The hard part is finding the courage, where necessary, to revise radically. People often assume the editing process is about cutting bad writing, but it’s just as important to be prepared to cut good writing that no longer serves the narrative.’

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The Book You Need to Read to Write the Book You Want to Write
A Handbook for Fiction Writers
, pp. 220 - 239
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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