"Write the first draft with your heart. Rewrite with your head."
That's another way of saying, Editing is very important.
I'm offering a three-hour Editing Workshop on Saturday, February 4th (1:00 to 4:00 pm), to help writers understand how to edit their own work.I compare it to drilling for oil. That first gush comes fast and you write quickly in order to cap all that energy, to get last drop of the idea. But that's just the crude. It's rough and unfinished. Editing is like processing that oil to make it smoother, to more marketable.
Editing is not easy but it is necessary and unavoidable. It's the only way to improve your writing. Learn not to fear your inner editor! (The one who shows up after you've written the first draft.)
If you're a writer looking for new ways to see your own work, check out the ad in the Oxford Journal, or call 447 - 2789.