You can feel the (micro) tension

I’m blogging today over at the Wet Noodle Posse blog, on micro tension ala Donald Maass and Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook. So far, I appear to be one of the few people on the planet who prints out her manuscript multiple times to edit. I’m beginning to think there’s something wrong with me.

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4 responses to “You can feel the (micro) tension

  1. I used to do it every single time. I’ve definitely move to comment tracker, though. I’d lose chunks of the manuscript, etc. Organized, huh?

  2. I’ve tried printing it out, but I get frustrated at trying to find the room to make the changes I want — it’s tough to rearrange entire scenes using a pen and paper, especially when I’m used to Track Changes.

    Clearly, your way works for you, tho! 😀

  3. amyaddison

    Uh, no. I print out AT LEAST five hard copies during the editing process. And that’s not chapter by chapter, that’s entire manuscripts. It’s the only way I can do the revisions.

  4. No, you are not the only writer to do that. I make the intial changes on the computer and then when I think I’m done I print that sucker out.

    It’s funny, because for me I can see the story better in hardcopy. I can make tons of changes on paper(in the margins and sometimes on the back of the page), but the computer feels limiting to me. When I’m working solely from the computer I just fix typos, nothing more.

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