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How to Revise and Edit Short Stories

After you finish a draft of your story, it’s time to revise, edit, and polish it. This page has lots of specific suggestions and tips that will make your story shine.

I’m always finding new great resources and adding them, so this page will grow. Come back often to see what’s new!

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