How to revise your book one draft at a time

Revising a book can be overwhelming so it is important to take it one step at a time, and ideally, you need to revise your book one draft at a time. When you focus on getting each draft better than the one before, you make progress without agonising over every word.

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How to handle negative feedback

Sending your book out for feedback or comments is a brave act and reviewers of all kinds can sometimes forget the impact their words can have. However, getting feedback can also be enormously rewarding and encouraging so it is worth the risk. The feedback you get is often only as good as the feedback your request.

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Criticism or Feedback – Which is it and do you want to hear it?

The benefit of hiring a coach, mentor or editor to help you with your book is that they are experienced and (hopefully) expert at giving feedback. This means that any personal elements are avoided and you can receive their comments and ideas knowing they are given in a professional and detached manner.

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Finish writing your first draft before you start doing revisions

It is far too easy to get stuck when you are writing. One glitch or change of mind can make you feel as if the whole project is flawed. However, that is rarely the case. Doubts and fears can bring on the kind of negative thinking that has you believe you need to abandon the whole book because one small part of it is not working.

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Get Feedback on Your Book

When you are stuck with your book, getting feedback is essential. Only another person can help you because only another person can see your book with fresh eyes. When you get feedback you access the powerful perspective of your prospective reader.

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