Revise in Reverse — 2 Quick Tricks for Revision

Get perspective on your writing by revising backwards

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After the thrill of the first draft, writers crave perspective. We need some distance from our drafts in order to edit and revise.

One time-tested strategy for gaining perspective is to put some time between yourself and your draft. You can sleep on a piece overnight or stuff it in a drawer or a digital…