Sunday, June 20, 2010

Editing Old Work

This post is primarily for bloggers and web-based writers.
All writers should dedicate a portion of their time to re-editing past articles and past blog posts.

But be ready for a humbling experience. It can be disturbing to find that after a few months, articles you once thought fit for publication strangely require heavy editing and rephrasing all over again!

Don't get discouraged. Obviously, your articles didn't change. You changed. You got better at writing.

When you look at your older work and cringe, don't conclude that your old writing sucked (even though it may have). Instead, consider it a measure of your improvement as a writer.