How to Detach Yourself From Your Draft?

by Jane Sumerset - Date: 2010-07-09 - Word Count: 491 Share This!

When you need to revise or edit a draft you've just finished, detachment is a valuable key. That's because the more detached you are from the work, the more objectively you can approach it.

It is really fun writing the first draft since there is no limitations or restrictions on what to do. What you need to keep in mind is to write as long as you can. There is no consciousness about the grammar or spelling that you have.

You don't have to be hesitant on what to do. Just write as what your mind can say about the topic that you have in writing. Recoding all necessary ideas through writing the first draft won't make your forget your views and plans for your content.

It will only be a trouble if you don't have any further ideas for your content since this will consume most of your time and you can't really finish it as soon as possible before the deadline comes.

Therefore, get some help with a reference material, a book or browse the internet and look for possible answers that best describe your topic.

This way, you will be redirected on what to think and write. Finish it up before you proceed to the next phase in writing.

After you had your first draft, you need to edit your work starting from the very first part if your writing down to last paragraph.

Editing can be tough. You have to be an editor for your own work. Fair inspection is what you have to do. Since you are going to edit your work, you have to proofread and revise your work at the same time.

If there are some parts that need to be revised, then you should do it. Otherwise, it will only make your content weak.
One more thing that you should always remember in editing is to avoid all unnecessary words as possible since it can only cause confusions, dullness and frail statements. This will also make your writing long.

Build That Separation

Creating a separation between writer and editor can be difficult, especially when you're the one playing the same role. However, it remains the only way to ensure that your work reflects the qualities it needs to stand out. Without that objectivity developed, you'll find it hard to do what is necessary. The solution?

1. Put at least one day between drafting and editing.

2. Have no contact with the piece during the lag. No reading it, no mulling it over. Detach completely.

3. Imagine yourself as an editor receiving some random writer's work before taking on the task of editing it.

Employ Objective Editing Techniques

If you're still having a hard time looking at your piece with a fresh eye, pull out from the multitude of techniques devised to help objectivity during the editing phase. Try different approaches, such as printing out a hard-copy of the work, editing it backwards and reading aloud. Also, take advantage of objective editing tools, such as proofreading and style editing software.

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