For author and technical writer Neil V. Young, writing his books is the fun part, while rewriting is the real work. He says going back into your story and making changes and edits is the toughest part of getting the book ready to publish. After Young has completed his first draft, he rereads it himself to make any edits. Then, he sends it along to critique groups and professional writers, and revises based on the feedback received from them. After working with editors and agents, Young has learned that you have to make sure the first few lines of your book will hook and grab readers, which is why thorough editing and rewriting is so important. You don’t get a lot of time to garner interest, so make every second count.
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