There are two camps on the issue of editing while writing. One side says, “Yes, it’s fine” … the other side says, “Quit doing it now!” Each side is convinced they’re absolutely right.
But who’s correct?
As usual when there are two sides to a question, there are good arguments for both positions. This issue is no different.
So, let’s take a look at both points of view.
Editing as you write
When you edit as you write, you produce a much cleaner first draft. That’s an advantage. And for many people, moving forward with each new word, sentence, or paragraph without correcting mistakes feels impossible. It’s just part of their makeup.
The big drawback of editing while writing is that it slows you down. And when that happens, you can lose your creative flow. Some of your best ideas might not fully develop and make it onto the page.
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