Five Great Quotations about Revising

“It is always easier to edit what has been written than to write what has not been started.” – Cody McLain

“(Set aside your manuscript for six weeks). With six weeks’ worth of recuperation time, you’ll also be able to see any glaring holes in the plot or character development. And listen – if you spot a few of these big holes, you are forbidden to feel depressed about them or to beat up on yourself. Screw-ups happen to the best of us.” – Stephen King

“Second draft is really a misnomer as there are a gazillion revisions, large and small, that go into the writing of a book.” – Libba Bray

“A man’s grammar, like Caesar’s wife, should not only be pure, but above suspicion of impurity.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Let grammar, punctuation, and spelling into your life! Even the most energetic and wonderful mess has to be turned into sentences.” – Terry Pratchett