Tuesday, August 3, 2010

First Through Third Draft Advice

I have praised Ransom Stephen's website (http://www.ransomstephens.com/) before. This time I'd suggest you take a look at his notes on writing. I loved what he quoted about drafts since I am joyously revising the third draft of Hada now.

· Writing… [Tolstoy]
· 1. First draft, without contemplating the placement and perfect phrasing of thoughts
· 2. Second draft, editing out everything extraneous and allowing each thought its own proper place
· 3. Third draft, honing of language, turns of phrase

Anyone else doing a third draft?

1 comment:

  1. I've copied Ransom's notes on writing and have them here, right beside me as I write. Thank you for pointing me in his direction!