Interesting.. Revise vs. Edit Via writer’s circle

I’m revediting…. Doing both at the same time. Woot I’m finally multitasking!




Published by: Kawanee Hamilton

Kawanee was born in Alexandria Louisiana but her first real memories are of Russellville Arkansas. She's always loved to read, and has always had an vivid imagination. She grew up in a house where almost everyone read, they didn't need a TV although she could still be found planted on her butt in front of her grandma's TV watching cartoons on Saturday mornings. She made up her first story with her mother when her cat died; it was about where pets go when they die. She continued to create stories from bad dreams she had and her dad would help her change nightmares to stories. They would sit up in a chair until the scary went away. He told her that: "Dreams, good or bad, are just stories your mind makes up. You are the author of your dreams; if you don't like them rewrite them. " She was hooked and has continued to read and write stories drawing from dreams, sights and just pure imagination. She just recently decided she'd like to try and get published and fail than wonder what if. Her story continues but where it goes from here is up to you, the Reader... She hopes you'll join her in finding out where her journey goes from here!

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10 thoughts on “Interesting.. Revise vs. Edit Via writer’s circle”

  1. I always think of revising as the big picture stuff–not just at the sentence level, but at the level of re-seeing (since that’s what “revision” means) the whole work. Entire scenes may get cut or added; a character’s arc might change; an ending might find a new landing site. For me, editing is the sentence/spelling/punctuation correction and refinement process.
    I know that “editors” in the publishing and writing business work at both levels. But I like the distinction because one is a lot harder than the other.
    As a teacher I found that persuading students to revise instead of just edit was next to impossible–and I think it’s incredibly hard for all of us to revise. It’s one thing to tinker with a sentence, but when you suddenly get feedback (or an inspiration) that upends your whole book–it sometimes takes a real kick in the pants to push you to that level. I’ve gotten that kick a couple of times with great results, but I wish, wish, wish I had gotten it (or responded to it) on a couple of other occasions.
    So I guess a really great editor (or beta-reader) is a superb kicker-in-the-pants. Unfortunately, we finally have to respond to the kick; we have to overcome our own resistance to revision. It’s hard!

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