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Thoughts on edits after the fact

David Gane
David Gane
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I’ve gone back and made corrections on this blog after I’ve posted. I do it all the time. I realize the phrasing is wrong or incorrect or a sentence or a paragraph doesn’t make any sense. This might be a result of the lower stakes.

But I’ve also considered doing a version of notes on here which I intentionally edit over time. A personal wiki that is grown and shaped with new knowledge. For me, this is the appeal of the digital garden .

A third option is to offer two versions. One that acknowledges the path towards understanding something, and one that shows that understanding as it is. This way the journey and the present waypoint can be known.

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Co-writer of the Shepherd and Wolfe young adult mysteries, the internationally award-winning series, and teacher of storytelling and screenwriting.