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comment Can Extensive Outlining Take the Place of the First Draft?
Based on what I've seen as an editor, the second draft doesn't have to be "an entire rewriting of the novel." It might be, but that's not part of the definition. To me, a draft is "one significant pass from beginning to end, which is then handed off to other eyes for review." A pass may have multiple rounds (that is, you go through once for dialogue, once for repeated words, once to add scenery detail), but when you give it to your editor or beta, that's A Draft.
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answered When is passive voice acceptable?
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comment Can Extensive Outlining Take the Place of the First Draft?
The real question is: how do you define "draft"? Is it "rewriting the entire book from scratch"? Is it "changing X% of the words in the book"? Is it "changing a significant plot arc"? Is it "going through from beginning to end and editing all over the place"?
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comment When does satire (parody) become plaigiarism?
This is excellent, thorough, and pinpoints the real concern.
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accepted When does satire (parody) become plaigiarism?