Writing Tips/Insights #11: The Rewriting Process

A Writer's Path

Following on from my post on first drafts, I was going to do a post on second drafts and then so on and so forth, but after much consideration, (and by much I actually mean very little) I decided to scrap that idea and just keep it simple, by posting about the rewriting process, rather than individual drafts on their own. Because lets face it, there isn’t really a set amount of drafts per creative piece – the possibilities are infinite.

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This link is to a PDF file. While this article is geared towards scientific topics, there is some good advice in it that is relevant to all aspects of life. IMHO, I think that this article would be ideal for updating. Source: Carl Sagan - The Fine Art of Bologna Detection

There is nothing more addicting than the laugh of an infant.

Oubliette: “Bitter”

Owen sat in the poorly lit meeting room with three other men in suits. One of them he knew, Lewis Stone, his assistant director under whom he worked for the past five years. Owen did not know the other two men. They looked familiar but he had no idea what their jobs were. Owen looked at them as they shuffled their papers and sent text messages on their phones. He was looking for clues as to what was the purpose of this meeting. Nobody was giving up their secrets not even Lewis.

Oubliette: “Pursue” Part 2

The police cruiser raced down the streets causing chaos as pedestrians and cars scrambled to avoid the out of vehicle. As the cruiser roared down the busy street, a dull heavily armored black vehicle that resembled a SUV blasted after it. Overhead in the skies, a black and white helicopter with an emblem proclaiming its allegiance to law enforcement followed the vehicles as they sped through the city.

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