Revise Your Writing, Or Eat Vegetables?

Bit of a strange title, I know.

I’ve talked a little bit about revision this week, and I wanted to ask you…

Do you enjoy it? Going in for the bird’s-eye view to see if things flow correctly, or as well as they can, followed by the tightening of the grammar and spelling nuts and bolts?

I think a lot of people think of the revision process like they might think of broccoli or celery…

In other words…

No thanks!

As far as that goes, I have a love/hate relationship with revision at this point (and yes, for those of you wondering, I like broccoli and celery).

I know that revision has to be done to make things stronger, and I find that letting things rest helps me put a fresh mind to the details of a story, email, script, or what-have-ya.

But sometimes editing feels like a slog. Then again, that’s nothing a change of perspective won’t fix. Maybe if I thought of it as “exercise” for the writing itself, to make it stronger? I don’t know. Trimming fat, building muscle (seemed to make sense as a metaphor when I wrote it).

What do you think of revising, whether you write fiction, emails, or other persuasive or entertaining writing?

Drop me a line and let me know, okay?

And as always, make it an awesome weekend, too.

Until next time,



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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