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Now, that’s not to say I haven’t done any revisions—on the contrary, I’ve done loads of revising over the last couple years. But after having printing issues a while back, it occurred to me that there are other ways to change formats so that I can look at the manuscript with fresh eyes.
- E-bookify! Exporting my draft as an e-book (using Scrivener) and reading it on an e-reader has been my favorite new method for a first read-through, specifically using iBooks on my iPad, which I’ve already blogged about.
- Font fun. I’ve also heard of people changing the font and font size between drafts, and while I haven’t tried that myself (yet), it sounds like an easy way to change the way you look at your WIP.
- Read it aloud. For purposes of revising for flow, reading your book aloud to your dog, a family member or an empty room works wonders.
So those are just a couple quick options, but now I want to hear from you: do you print your manuscript for editing?
Can't print your MS out to edit? Here are a few other options to see your WIP in a new light. (Click to tweet)
Writers, do you print your MS for editing? Join the discussion at @Ava_Jae's blog. (Click to tweet)