Saturday, April 20, 2013

A to Z Challenge 2013: R - Revise

Revise

re·vise [riˈvīz] v. 1. To prepare a newly edited version of (a text). 2. To reconsider and change or modify: I have revised my opinion of him.

Synonyms: change, review, modify, reconsider, re-examine

Etymology: 1560s, "to look at again," from Middle French reviser, from Latin revisere "look at again, visit again," frequentative of revidere (past participle revisus), from re- "again" (see re-) + videre "to see" (see vision). Meaning "to look over again with intent to improve or amend" is recorded from 1590s. Related: Revised; revising. The Revised Version of the Bible was done 1870-84; so called because it was a revision of the 1611 ("King James") translation, also known as the Authorized Version.

Highly appropriate for us writers, and very timely for myself, in fact.

24 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You're in the middle of revisions right now?
Everyone else will probably groan about this word, but it's still my favorite part of writing.

farawayeyes said...

UGH! me too.

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

Revision is an important part of writing as it was at school.
Hope you get your revision completed soon.

Yvonne.

Joe Lunievicz said...

Dropped Max off at art class. Checked in to see your "r" before I start my writing morning - revising too. Have a great Saturday.

M said...

Happy A-Z Saturday!
Revision is the most difficult thing to teach children...I don't know if it is being lazy or confidence that everything they have just written is perfect.

Julia Chiang said...

Constantly revising. Have a great weekend.

Mama J said...

Revising can be tough but it's something that needs doing.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Happy R Day.

Mary Kirkland said...

Revisions, revisions. There are always revisions and mistakes to correct.

Dark Thoughts Blog

Nancy Thompson said...

I love revising. It's very stimulating!

Andrew Leon said...

No revise! No! Bad!

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Revision! What an important word for writers! We can't live with them, but we can't live without them either.

Mary Montague Sikes

Krista McLaughlin said...

I think it's funny how some writers enjoy revising while others loathe it. I'm one of the later. I don't like to revise; revision doesn't like me either. :(

Good luck!

Steve MC said...

Maybe you want to reword that.

C. Lee McKenzie said...

I love revision. That's when I really can dig into a story.

Joanne Fritz said...

Personally, I can't WAIT to get through this rough draft so I can start revising. Good luck with your own revisions.

Juliet Bond said...

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DL Hammons said...

I have a great deal of that ahead of me after the Challenge is finished! :)

Melanie Schulz said...

I'm in the middle of that right now, actually!

Jake and Terri said...

Good luck with the revisions. I love the history of words!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Matthew - just seen my goddaughter head into her books studying away for her Uni exams .. whenever I draft or write something important then pen and paper come out as I 'revise' and check my meaning comes over ..

Cheers - we're always revising - lists for shopping! Hilary

Sheena-kay Graham said...

If writers are familiar with anything it's revision.

Tina said...

I love revising. I could revise a post forever, which is why the challenge is SO good for me. It's not only just keep swimming, it's just push publish, just push publish...which is SO hard for this perfectionist. And I also edit/revise as I go along...I've never written just a draft...can't help changing something right away before I forget. Awesome word with so many writers doing The Challenge!

Tina @ Life is Good
Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
@TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

Kristen Wixted said...

I was deep into revising for 4 of the last 5 weeks (the 5th week my kids were home from school) the the lack of visits to your blog lately.
I love revising too.