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A somewhat humorous guide to revisions from a semi-talented writer, who is constantly made better.

January 14, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Yes, I know you are probably editing the title. Good. That means you’ll laugh at this I hope.

Step 1: Call your mother or most supportive person in your life. Fish for a complement and write it down on a sticky note. Make sure to place said sticky note on your computer screen or printed out article. Refer to said sticky note whenever feeling down.

Step 2: Put on some classical music, but non of that take-over-the-world stuff. Think I-love-my-life-and-just-got-married. Flutes and harps are great for this.

Step 3: If you’re a drinker, put the bottle away. You will need this for when you’re done. If you’re not a drinker, grab a beer. The shock of hops will help subside the red ink flowing over your work.

Step 4: Read the editors comments — if there are any — about how you are on the right track. This will help immensely when reading “rewrite,” and “lame, please do not include.”

Step 5: Look at sticky note and begin.

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