Episode #20 – Don’t Edit Too Soon

When drafting a story, does it bug you to no end to see a typo or the wrong word in the paragraph you just finished?

Can you not restrain yourself from going back and correcting your mistake?

If so, you’re not alone, but editing while writing can be deadly to your creativity.

Watch this week’s vlog, Don’t Edit Too Soon, and find out why.

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Remember always: The only way to do this wrong is to not do it at all!

Until next time, happy writing!

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1 year ago

This one hit home Patricia. My first commandment is to just write it. I can fix it later. BTW, I do slip every once in a while. You may not believe it. But I’m only human.

Etya Krichmar
1 year ago

I usually check my first draft for grammatical mistakes, use the read-out-loud feature on my computer, catch some more mistakes while listening, and then save. A few days later, I return and revisit what I wrote. I will correct something I caught if necessary.

Linda Peterson
1 year ago

Busted! I’m consciously working to separate the two.

Kit Dwyer
1 year ago
Reply to  Linda Peterson

Me too, Linda!

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