Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Rewrites vs. Critique partners?

For months, I've been working on rewrites of a manuscript that I love. Everytime I read through a chapter, it amazes me that I continue to find: characterization that I feel has been missed, or 'deep point of view' opportunities, or continuity missteps.

Prior to beginning my rewrites, this time, I took a month off from writing, and I only read. I read everything. Giving myself a break from writing, I believe, opened my mind, and allowed me to see what I had been missing. Some things my critique partners couldn't point out to me because they didn't know where I was taking my story.

What works best for you?

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