You’ve heard over and over again that the most important thing to do as a writer is to write. Write when you don’t want to. Write when you do want to. When you don’t know what to write, write anything.
But there are two sides to the writing coin. There is writing, and there is editing. In this post, I’m going to share a proofreading technique I learned recently that is changing my writing life.
Out of the two, writing is usually more fun—because even when it feels like torture, it’s almost always easier than editing.
Editing is a task I always dread. I don’t have an English degree and feel inadequate every time I try to edit and fix grammar. And I’ve talked to enough writers to know I’m not alone.
Sentence structure and comma placements may not be our thing. But, there is no way we’re going to let that stop us from becoming successful writers.
Recently, my friend and occasional editor, Joe, taught me a trick to help with my editing that I just had to share with you.
The trick is simple.
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