1. Decide What Goes In
Audience and Impact
Where do ideas for writing come from?  Try picturing your audience and thinking clearly about how you want to change them. My friend, Sherri Fisher, once suggested that I could mine my own book, Sit Write Share, for more ideas.  She challenged me to open up the book to any page, select a step from...
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Change-free Zone
Let’s say that you’ve finished a first draft. You put it aside for a day or two, and now you are ready to edit.  Start with strategic editing, reading for the entire effect of the piece.  One way to do this is to read the entire piece from beginning to end without making any changes...
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