A letter for my email subscribers.
Hi From Torbay,
Do you do a lot of rewriting? I do, well sort of. Back in school, we were taught three stages of writing, the first being the draft, where we put down all our thoughts.
The second stage involved what we referred to as RER – Revise, Edit and Rewrite, which is important to ensure a successful, well-polished piece. This involved three separate drafts, rather tedious but necessary,
Now I have a computer which makes the redrafting easier. I simply, delete and retype.
The first thing you want to do is simply sit down and just start writing. Have your topic or plot in mind. Don’t worry about spelling or punctuation; just write.
Then read over what you have written and decide how you would like to improve it. Once you have decided, work on your descriptions, consider which words could be made stronger, and change things to make it sound better. Your objective here is not about perfection, it just making what you have written read better.
When the piece sounds and flows better, get out your dictionary. Start evaluating your punctuation, verb usage and sentence structure. Make things correct. Be methodical and thorough.
You might be wondering why am I bringing you back to school, The reason is that I can help keep you on track, with this process and many other tasks with my new program "Hey! Let's Get Your Book Written!" This will be a comprehensive program to walk you through getting your book ready for launch.
There will be more about my new program coming soon.
All The Best,