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    Repped by Bookends Harlequin's Avatar
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    The land from whence the shadows fall
    For a first book, I think it's important to write by yourself and finish almost in isolation. Opinions will vary!

    But after the first book all the rules are a bit different. You will find in indie communities that the first draft IS the book, more or less, in a number of cases; it gets written, sent to editor, sent to proofreader, sent out the door.

    I edit extensively as a I go, but increasingly find that after a couple of overall (start to finish) passes I'm happy for my critiquers to start looking at stuff. Like you I use my partner for the roughest and most polished drafts; he is required to read everything twice ;-)

    Nota bene, I refuse to cede that I must write men badly. Not going to debate it, but I can't let it lie without comment, either.
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