Rachel Rittenhouse

Christian fiction for ladies young and old

Rachel Recommends: Tip #4

July 21st, 2016

Rachel Recommends #4It’s time for Rachel Recommends – Tip #4: “Turn off your internal editor while writing your first draft.”

This is a tip that even I need to keep reminding myself, especially now while I am currently in the process of writing my sixth book!

Your first draft is just what it sounds like — a first draft. Your job is to get your thoughts on paper. All you need to do is write the story.

Even though it may be tempting for some of us, don’t edit as you write your first draft. Get everything down and THEN go back to edit. Stay in the writing “zone” to maximize your productivity. If you need to, highlight a mistake, but fix it later.


from A Student’s Guide: 10 Easy Steps to Writing & Publishing



Do you prefer to write without editing or is your natural tendency to edit as you go? 

Teens Write Conference

July 7th, 2016

Special announcement!! I will be speaking at the Teens Write Day, part of the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference at Cairn University on August 4th.

If you’re a student — COME. 

If you’re a wanna-be-author — COME. 

If you want to grow in your writing — COME. 

I love attending conferences because there are always new things to learn! Plus, I am always rejuvenated in my writing journey and inspired to get back to whatever draft I am currently working on.

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As you can see, there are a lot of great speakers during the day!

I will be speaking on my publishing journey — from writing to editing, formatting to cover design. 

If you want to learn more about the pricing, check out the website HERE.

I promise, you won’t regret this opportunity. I certainly didn’t!



Rachel Rittenhouse

Christian fiction for ladies young and old