Monday, 2 September 2013
The Art of the Rewrite*
Read previous draft as much as you can.
Take metaphorical sledge hammer in hand.
Smash the damn thing to pieces.
Look at the bits left that still make sense.
Watch for fat and dispose of it.
Add new bits if necessary.
Rebuild from the ground up.
Read it over.
Keep sledge hammer handy if need be.
Drink plenty of tea.
*The following should not be construed as solid advice but more of a venting process.