R Is for …

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REWRITE/REVISE

Writing is a process and just because you’ve got your story down on paper doesn’t mean you’re done with your work. If you have time, put your writing away for a day or two (or even just an hour or two if you are on tight deadline), then take out your red pen (personally, I like a plain pencil, but this is totally your call) and go over your work. Check your spelling and grammar (don’t rely on the computer checker!), ask yourself if your story flows and, if you are writing a fictional story, if characters grow. Examine your transitions and see if you can tighten up your prose to make your writing as clear as possible. 

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