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I've retyped stories often because my voice has changed. It allows me to clean up the micro-elements without destroying the tone and all. That's a great suggestion from DC with the paned view in Scrivner. I'll have to try that.

I've also edited things to death, or done so when I wasn't in the right or same headspace. My biggest problem with that is polishing queries. I make them so professional that all the life is gone from them.

I took Holly Lisle's HTRYN (How to Revise Your Novel) course and it's got me back into reading on paper, though I'm still working on an economical but functional "paper" solution using an eReader that can have real notes on it. I've got two in the running, a Kindle and a Sony, but haven't gotten up the nerve to dump the cash there.

Ultimately, though, if you don't enjoy the story, don't edit it. When you come back and discover the story anew and it resonates, that's the time to do so.

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Self-confidence and writing [View all] , apprentice1, Sun Aug-19-12 06:28 AM
  RE: Self-confidence and writing, Wandering Author, Aug 19th 2012, #1
RE: Self-confidence and writing, Weird Jim, Aug 19th 2012, #3
RE: Self-confidence and writing, apprentice1, Aug 20th 2012, #5
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RE: Self-confidence and writing, Dreamerscove, Aug 19th 2012, #2
RE: Self-confidence and writing, apprentice1, Aug 20th 2012, #6
RE: Self-confidence and writing, mskitty, Aug 22nd 2012, #7
RE: Self-confidence and writing, crimson_angel, Aug 26th 2012, #8
RE: Self-confidence and writing, MarFisk, Sep 02nd 2012 #9

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