In today's episode, we’re going to talk about how to edit your messy first draft without slipping into overwhelm. Here’s a preview of what’s included:
[01:50] The very first thing you should do when you finish a first draft
[04:15] A quick overview of the four editing phases, and how breaking your edits down into these phases will help you reduce overwhelm.
[05:45] Phase 1: The “Story Level” edit
[09:25] Phase 2: The “Scene Level edit”
[13:35] How your editing plan might change depending on your publishing goals
[14:30] Phase 3: The “Page Level edit”
[16:20] Phase 4: The “Sentence Level edit”
[19:35] My answer to writers who ask me, “Can I do these phases out of order?” (spoiler alert: my answer is almost always no)
[20:00] FAQ: Is there a way to go through all four phases faster?
[20:45] Key points and episode recap
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