As any professional writer knows, the hardest part of the writing process isn’t the writing itself, it’s the rewriting. Screenwriters, novelists, scientists and historians all go through it; the same goes for college students when it comes to rewriting a research paper or term paper. Writing the first draft should be the easy part. It’s the subsequent drafts that keep us up at night. So for those of you who find yourself in the rewriting phase, here are some tips on how to master the rewrite and stay focused. Read more
According to Edward P. Bailey, the writing process you learned probably looks like this:
Think hard, write an outline.
Follow your outline, write quickly without worrying about revisions.
Make sure you followed your outline, fix any errors.