revision

He’s credited with discovering America, which isn’t true. But what he did do was commit genocide against entire native populations. Here’s why we really shouldn’t be celebrating Christopher Columbus.
My students look at me with uncertainty, as I'm sure you would too. Bear with me. Victor Frankenstein spent "nearly two years
1. Learn slightly differently each time. When acquiring a new skill, make slight changes during each practice session to
It can be tricky to stay focused and productive when studying from home, but the good news is that, by setting certain rules and making use of some smart tools and apps, you can develop your productivity.
The nation's official position for the next five years on diet for health is on the line, imperiled by bullies. I am speaking out simply because we don't know how many others, encountering the same forces, have decided doing so is not worth the abuse. I am speaking out because: it is.
C. J. Box is the bestselling author of 16 Joe Pickett novels, four standalone novels, and a collection of short stories called Shots Fired. He's won multiple awards including the Edgar, the Anthony, the Gumshoe, and the Barry awards.
Like any kind of writing, memoir writing is slow going. With each revision, you need to deepen the scene and your memoir's takeaways.
So you want to publish a short story? You want to read the journals and magazines that publish short fiction to see where your work would fit. You want to find people that like writing like yours.
As Erdoğan changes his role from being the Prime Minister and the chairman of the Justice and Development Party to being the president of the Republic, he has struck a conciliatory tone by recognizing the content and imperatives of his new job.
I should confess that I have never been a fan of revision. I preach to my students about its importance, but I am loath to embark on it myself. I want what I write to be right the first time.
If my foot caught fire, I would just go ahead and fetch a pail of water. Soldiering past the want of randomized clinical trials on the topic, and weirdly wonderful fad approaches would test me sorely, but I think I could deal with it.
The key to writing a good first draft of a memoir, which is the challenge that face most writers, is to navigate the chunky and uncertain terrain of feedback that can subsequently lead to thoughtful or cloudy revision steps.
Just like any self-improvement, there are small steps you can take to get on the right path. And the road to a more positive self-talk begins with going on a diet from these four words: should, have to, can't, and never.
When readers are distracted by illogic, they're not invested in your narrative; no matter how good the rest of your story may be, it's simply not going to hit readers the same way. Run a switchblade through a small part of the Mona Lisa and no one notices the masterpiece. All they see is the scratch.
A warning first: There will be no high-school essayist's hunt for symbols (the green light of Daisy's dock, Dr. Eckleburg's big eyes that see all).
" . . . the quickest and easiest way to reject a manuscript is to look for the overuse, or misuse, of adjectives and adverbs
Mending is always accompanied by an element of risk. Something may function again, but differently, so that every successful re-use is accompanied by a sense of luck and relief.
The court says that because the effect of Proposition 8 is so "minor" we don't need to classify it as a revision and it can stand, as is, after a simple majority vote.