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    Posted: 23 Nov 2019 at 5:29pm
My piece is so verbose and overanalyzed at this point I’m actually wondering if I’m trying too hard. DAE feel similarly?
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I always feel that way. Then I start looking at words and questioning them. My advice is walk away for an hour, read it out loud and then decide if it flows and submit it.
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Originally posted by charleycheval charleycheval wrote:

I always feel that way. Then I start looking at words and questioning them. My advice is walk away for an hour, read it out loud and then decide if it flows and submit it.


I second this advice.
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Originally posted by charleycheval charleycheval wrote:

I always feel that way. Then I start looking at words and questioning them. My advice is walk away for an hour, read it out loud and then decide if it flows and submit it.

Good stories are like fine wine. They need time to breathe.
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Originally posted by ChillyToez ChillyToez wrote:

Originally posted by charleycheval charleycheval wrote:

I always feel that way. Then I start looking at words and questioning them. My advice is walk away for an hour, read it out loud and then decide if it flows and submit it.

Good stories are like fine wine. They need time to breathe.


Great way to put it!
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Also - read it out loud. That helps me sometimes.
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