Writing/Editing Tip

Before you go back to edit a section of your manuscript, take a break.

Stepping away from your words for even just a few minutes will help clear your mind.

When we stare at the same thing, reading and re-reading lines over and over, it all tends to blur after awhile.

It’s amazing how much clearer you’re able to think after taking a break!

When I wrote podcast scripts for Chris Guillebeau, I used this technique all the time. I would finish writing and step away from my work for a few hours. When I returned to edit, it was surprising how much clearer I could see where improvements could be made. I always did this before submitting to my content manager.

Do you use this technique? What helps you in your writing and editing process?

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