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:iconthenaughticallife:
TheNAUGHTicalLife Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Writer
Looking for different ways to approach editing and revising for my new collection of poems.
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raspil Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013   Writer
good luck
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saintartaud Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
How do you usually edit?
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TheNAUGHTicalLife Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Usually I edit for flow first (rearrange, add/subtract), then focus on how to better articulate the piece. I'll usually do that by expanding on ideas or metaphors (I use them a lot). Lastly I go over it a few more times to make sure it's concise.
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saintartaud Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I honestly not know how else you could change your approach, other than giving yourself time away from the piece. I don't write a lot of poetry myself, but the processing of revising never changes much for me. I don't see why it would need to. :shrug:

I guess if you're having trouble with a piece, you can stick it in a drawer, or do what I have done on occasion--make a cut-up out of it. Or you could write it in another style, etc.
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DorianHarper Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Writer
Reading your work aloud is a great method for revising (especially poetry). Your ear will pick up on mistakes that your eye might easily miss.
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TheNAUGHTicalLife Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Writer
You know, some people have said that but I've never really tried it. I'll give it a go. :)
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Dr-Vergissmeinnicht Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What hasn't been working for you previously?
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TheNAUGHTicalLife Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Writer
It's not necessarily what hasn't been working, I'm just looking for ideas. Usually I'm only editing one or two poems at a time and will mill on them for a few days.
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Dr-Vergissmeinnicht Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well one, I would suggest edit them for a short period then put them away for a few days and then go back. In that time you'll be able to come up with new ideas. Also you can ask other to take a look :)
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neurotype Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you have so far?
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