Article: “The Basics of Self-Revision.”

“Completing a manuscript can feel like conquering Mt. Everest. Whether your work is fiction or nonfiction, minimalist or detailed, short-term or long, you want to raise your flag and shout to the world, ‘It’s done!’

“At Dog Ear Publishing, we say go ahead and celebrate! Pop that bottle of champagne you’ve been saving, turn up your favorite song obnoxiously loud and dance around the house, or involve yourself in any other merrymaking that allows the enormity of your accomplishment to sink in.

“When you’re done, however, it’s time to take a breath and remind yourself that although the first big hurdle is past, the journey is not over …”

Source: Editor’s Corner: The Basics of Self-Revision

Article: “Writing Is a Process, Not an Act”

“Nothing trips up an author faster than the idea that writing is a single act, completed in a single attempt, rather than a process. Where and when the belief began is irrelevant; what matters is that it is wrong. Today, we are going to dispel the myth and explain how a manuscript is created.”

Source: Editor’s Corner: Writing Is a Process, Not an Act

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