Writing and architecture share two things in commona reliance on structure and a similar process through which success is achieved… namely, creation and revision. Few great buildings pop off of the drawing board perfect in every way. Sometimes, major changes are needed to make a project workand the ensuing design solutions may enhance its overall success. Other times, only minor refinements are required.
Regardless of scale, revision is a fact of life for any important work.
But how can you tell what needs to be revised or left alone to make a writing project really shine? What needs to be moved or condensed or summarized or expanded, which words need to be changed, which graphics need to be enhanced or taken out or combined?
The answer is simple…