As we look forward to updating the Ploughshares blog for the new year, we’re also looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009. Our weekly roundups explore the archives and gather past posts around a certain theme to help you jump-start your week. This week’s theme: revision.
- For those just learning to revise or any who would would like to take a fresh look, Eric Weinstein posts about his introduction to revision (re-visioning a piece) and discusses the inherent pros and cons in “Which a Minute Will Reverse”.
- If you struggle with endless revising, perhaps this post will help: Thomas Lee asks himself three questions to decide when to stop revising.
- Christine Sneed wants us to stop awarding mediocrity and be critical about our writing. She defends “Red Pens and Other Ego-Paring Tools.”
- For a couple more points of view, nonfiction writers talk to Jamie Quatro about drafting and revision (Question 4).
- And if you get stuck, Carol Keeley suggests you take a walk.
- While we’re on the subject, here’s a post about walking, creativity, and Werner Herzog.
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