Soft v Hard Copies

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I thought my editing was finished until I printed out a hard copy. Hmmm! Essential part of the editing process for me now.

Put it aside

I know, it’s hard! But it is crucial. Having immersed myself in my novel for months and months, I became too close to it. I could no longer review my novel with any degree of perspective. By forcing myself to have a break while I worked on something else, this time was not wasted.

hard colourWhen I returned to my novel, I saw it with fresh eyes. Suddenly I was picking up inconsistencies or silly mistakes or awkward sentence structure which I had previously overlooked.

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