Poetry Editing: Read
You are probably writing a poem or book right now. First and foremost, when you’re done writing take a break and step away from it. Look at it later with fresh eyes. Save the older draft if you want to go back to it. Here are some editing tips.
- Read your poem aloud.
- Read it without the first line. Read it without the first stanza.
- Read your poem without the line or stanza you feel unsure about.
- Read your poem backwards.
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