What should my redraft phase entail?
I've been reading Stephen King's On Writing and he's got quite a lot to say about the redraft phase. He explains his working method.
- Write with the door closed, just for him and create a 1st draft as quickly as possible
- Put the book in a drawer and don't look at it for 6-12 weeks, work on something else
I quite like this approach. I've found myself writing quickly, rereading and correcting typos etc. and then sending out and I've always felt that a proper redraft process would help me a great deal.
Imagine I've written my first draft and then buried it in a drawer for a few weeks. Once I pull it out what practical steps should I carry out (beyond just reading it).
What should I practically do during a redraft phase? Should I transcribe each word and literally rewrite? Should I read and edit?
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