Breaking the “Rules”: Will It Be Easy or Hard? – by Jami Gold…

We’ve probably all heard the advice: Don’t edit as you go. Finish the draft first, then edit.

But as I’ve talked about here many times, most advice out there is not “one size fits all.” Like many other tidbits of advice, this common tip about drafting vs. editing definitely shouldn’t be taken as a rule.

Can we know how to treat writing advice that we come across? When should we treat a tip like a hard-and-fast rule? When is it more like a guideline? And when is advice just reflecting a personal preference? Let’s take a look…

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