Make a punch list of edits

Liked the punch list by David MoldawerDavid Moldawer (The Maven Game)

Revising a book is like decorating a living room through its keyhole. “Move the couch five feet to the left. No, wait a second, now it’s blocking the fireplace. Since when has this room had a fireplace?”

Creating a manuscript punch list forces you to think through all the changes and how they relate to each other before you make a single change.

I add TK in the text where I know I have something to return and do, but sometimes it’s “insert name of planet once you get around to picking one” and sometimes it’s “write fight scene” 😳🤣 I like the idea of compiling it all into one big list.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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