Posted by: victanguera | July 7, 2009

Writing Prompt #13

Re-writing work in progress is one of the hardest tasks for a writer. We need to detach ourselves enough from our words to see which ones work. And which ones are just darling.

In the writer’s toolkit, one way to get around this is starting from scratch. Take a scene and re-write it, but without your original copy as a template. I did this for the first section of my current WIP and it made it much stronger (although there are still some issues).

So for today’s prompt, take a scene (preferably from your own work) and re-write it. Remember, no peeking while you do this. It will help you trust in your own voice and get to the bones of the story.


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