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    Smile A remark: revising

    Hi all,

    I've been just revising my own quite a long text in Polish (I am now enjoying a break in this painful work) and a remark came to my mind. I have found so many mistakes there: in grammar, not to mention style, but also wrong uses of words. So many mistakes! How come I should not make such mistakes in English?! Not a chance, not a chance! And here this old truth comes out: without painstaking revising there is no good piece of writing. You may be a native speaker, you may be a good writer - it doesn't matter: if you don't revise your writing, it may be (and likely will!) full of mistakes and it may be written badly,which altogether make the writing of poor quality.

    Some time ago I believed a good writer is one that writes the final version of a piece once he/she takes a pen into hand and puts it down on a sheet of paper: this is not true. Just geniuses like Mozart do not need revising. Others do.

    It's just a remark that I wanted to share with others. Dear friends-writers: never forget about revising! Let's revise!

    All the best,
    Nyggus
    Last edited by nyggus; 27-Jun-2007 at 20:02.


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    Re: A remark: revising

    Excellent advice! Very few authors ever publish their first draft.


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    Re: A remark: revising

    And it is such a gift that, after a period of "rest" away from the work, we can begin our revisions with a fresh and objective eye. Without that perspective, worthwhile revision would be impossible.

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    Re: A remark: revising

    Absolutely true!!

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    Re: A remark: revising

    Quote Originally Posted by Delmobile View Post
    And it is such a gift that, after a period of "rest" away from the work, we can begin our revisions with a fresh and objective eye. Without that perspective, worthwhile revision would be impossible.
    Agree. The problem is when your deadline passed yesterday and you're just putting a first word on paper...

    Nyggus

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    Re: A remark: revising

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    The problem is when your deadline passed yesterday and you're just putting a first word on paper...
    Date the paper yesterday.

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