Writing Craft Hack: Edit in Layers

Here’s my nerdy little secret: I love editing. It’s sooooo much easier than writing. Editing means that someone else has done the heavy lifting of imagining and I get to pick all those words and paragraphs apart and put them back together–better, faster, stronger. I love a good critique. With practice I have become a very good editor. If I do say so myself. Editing, or any other component of the craft of writing, is not about talent. Editing really and truly is a skill you can practice and perfect.

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