7 Tips on Drafting and Revising Your Story

• Always research details of your fiction story
• Use parentheses and keep going 
• A finished draft beats a perfect draft 
• Revising is my friend 
• Editing tip: Don’t worry about being satisfied 
• Common ‘first draft-itis’ symptoms to look for 
• How to finally finish that book you’re writing
• BONUS: “Writing is rewriting. The rough draft is just that. You can’t polish what you haven’t written.”