After how many tweaks and revisions do you finally just let your HUB alone?

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  1. jcoop profile image61
    jcoopposted 7 years ago

    After how many tweaks and revisions do you finally just let your HUB alone?

    “Art is never finished, only abandoned.”
    -Leonardo da Vinci

  2. regina s profile image61
    regina sposted 7 years ago

    hello!  i try to proof read and re-write my hubs at least 2 times before publishing...and then i just do it!  i am someone who could spend hours and hours re-wording and fixing grammatical errors....and then i'd never get any hubs done!  i say put it a few times, fix grammar and see if your point is clear and then just print!  too much time re-reading and re-writing can drive one crazy! smile

  3. princess g profile image61
    princess gposted 7 years ago

    I write it, edit it, and then publish. That's it, no revisions. I occasionally add something, but that's rare

  4. jcoop profile image61
    jcoopposted 7 years ago

    I almost feel as though the ability to infinitely edit your hubs is a curse.  I find myself constantly wanting to add, subtract or change things.  Maybe as I write more and more hubs I will leave the earliest ones alone...we'll see.

  5. Finn mac Faelan profile image62
    Finn mac Faelanposted 7 years ago

    To me a piece of writing is never finished. It is alive and fluid, and as many times as I read it, I can see possibilities for additions and variations and unending changes. Of course at some point a writer must say, "That's it, enough!" turn it loose, and let it be in some wriggling, unfinished state. At that point, you usually have a pretty decent piece of writing on your hands.

  6. Barbsbitsnpieces profile image82
    Barbsbitsnpiecesposted 7 years ago

    Yes, Leonardo...

    The most difficult thing about any writing is being satisfied with a "finished" piece. The rule of let it lie in a drawer for a week, or two, then reread it and the needed revisions will be obvious theoretically can go on forever!

    Write it and perfect it grammatically (yes, writing needs to be grammatical!): be happy with the flow of it, the sound of it, the look of it, then just revisit it later to check for typos and small errors, their/there, your/you're, etc.

    If you love writing, you'll enjoy the revision, too! And be happy that HubPages allows you to edit; lots of writing sites don't give you that capacity, which can be very frustrating when you revisit and see a typo!


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