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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by Olly Buckle View Post
    That and the punctuation.
    Nah, I like to just vomit commas all over the place and hope for the best.

  2. #32
    1. Making the draft coherent.
    2. Making the draft not noxiously bad.
    3. ​avoiding horny jail (occasionally)

  3. #33
    I actually find editing/revising more enjoyable than writing the first draft. However, after reading through my own manuscript for the octillionth time (and still finding plenty of errors and little fixes to how sentences are structured) I just get bored of my own story.

  4. #34
    Slimming my story down usually. There is often a lot of sentences that probably don't need to be there, but I often worry about messing with the flow by removing them.

  5. #35
    Making sentences brief. I tend to ramble on in my drafts, which results in most of my editing time summarizing and paraphrasing the strings of sentences I've written, while still keeping my style.

  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by estranguerro View Post
    Making sentences brief. I tend to ramble on in my drafts, which results in most of my editing time summarizing and paraphrasing the strings of sentences I've written, while still keeping my style.
    You are far from alone in this one, it gets easier. Sometimes I even catch myself before I do it nowadays, sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by estranguerro View Post
    Making sentences brief. I tend to ramble on in my drafts, which results in most of my editing time summarizing and paraphrasing the strings of sentences I've written, while still keeping my style.
    You are far from alone in this one, it gets easier. Sometimes I even catch myself before I do it nowadays, sometimes.

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  8. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by Olly Buckle View Post
    You are far from alone in this one, it gets easier. Sometimes I even catch myself before I do it nowadays, sometimes.

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    Appreciate the PM on my sentence!

    Really opened my eyes to how I can change some stuff in the future.

  9. #39
    Inertia. Iíve gone into writing sessions, frankly made myself write, ended up producing some pretty good first-draft prose. Good enough to keep and improve upon. The magic moment comes, you write. But if it doesnít come...you still write.

  10. #40
    Commas... sounds simplistic, but I either have too many or too few of those nasty little buggers.

    Plot holes, or redundant plot points were an issue, but I have a method in place to help with that now.

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