How to write better: 7 tips Some really GOOD tips on how to improve your work. Once you’ve written the first draft of your novel or short story, it’s time to go back and look for cluttered sentences and paragraphs.
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The Zero Draft
A first draft can be bad, in fact, it will be bad. Don't worry about it. Plow on. Don't even think about it as a first draft. That's too much pressure, not to mention insulting to first drafts, think of it as your ZERO DRAFT.
- author Justine Larbalestier
cited in Bancks, T 2016 True Nature, Access, March, p. 7.