By Scott Edelstein

Author, editor, and literary agent Scott Edelstein has performed it all--and now this insider brings his necessary secrets and techniques to either starting and confirmed writers. overlaying every little thing from construction writing talents to facing editors to beginning a writing enterprise, this all-important advisor gets you all started and element you within the correct course. With matter-of-fact recommendation and encouragement from a professional, you will get the knowledge, notion, and tips you want to write your top and start a profitable writing profession.

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Instead of trying to fix every little mistake as they write, they focus on what's most important: getting their words out onto the page or screen. It's not that the details of sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation aren't important. It's just that they are best dealt with as you edit and polish your final draft—not while you're in the throes of creation. But what about larger mistakes? Shouldn't you avoid using the wrong viewpoint, or emphasizing the wrong details, or taking a scene in the wrong direction?

Then come back to that spot later, after your scene or draft is finished. When you do come back to it later, with more of the piece written, you may easily come up with exactly the right thing to do. At the very least, you'll have more experience and focus to bring to the problem. 52 i Write More Words Than You Need— Then Cut the Excess Later. A s you write, many different ideas, images, phrases, and options will occur to you. Sometimes you'll come up with two or more different—but equally valid—ways to say or do the same thing.

You have nothing to lose, and there is no one to punish you if what you try doesn't work—and you have a great deal to gain if it does.

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