clay and margot

That's me with the Mrs. Beasley doll. Clay's sitting next to me, my brother Brooks and cousin Marnie.

My cousin Clay Carmichael, a very talented children's and young adult author, often posts great quotes about writing to her Facebook page. This one stood out for me because I'm such a firm believer in the power of revision:

“The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.” --Robert Cormier

If you're in a hurry, just read these two:

  1. Figure out what you need to work on with the 5 Big Questions™.
  2. Erase common problems with your content with these easy revisions.

If you have more time, have a specific issue or want to make greater strides, check these posts on how to improve your writing with revision:

Take one piece of content you write today and try one of these strategies and see for yourself how helpful (and not onerous) revision can be!