Revision

Rhetorical devices for revision

In preparing some materials for my recent (June 2020) 21 Day Challenge, I revisited some material on rewriting in order to provide resources for a couple of participants revising their fiction manuscripts. In a neat connection with the previous post on rhetoric and writing, Robert Ray, of the nonfiction Weekend Novelist series on writing, has …

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How writers can use grammar for revision

The previous post focused on how writers can use grammar to improve their writing style. Called stylistic or rhetorical grammar, writers can use their knowledge of grammar stylistic analysis, choices, and revision. Mark S. LeTourneau, in English Grammar, enumerated these three applications of grammar to style, with a focus on sentence combining to create complex, …

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What is the difference between editing and revision?

Editing vs. Revision We often use the two terms interchangeably and yet there are some important distinctions. It is useful to think of editing and revising as separate processes. There is overlap, of course, but basically editing focuses more on stylistic and grammatical points once you have an acceptable draft. On the other hand, revision …

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