This links into and is partly inspired by the 'First draft is terrible' thread, but I thought this was off topic enough to justify a fresh thread. Anyway... I was reading the aforementioned thread and considering the fact that it is often hard to separate yourself from a piece of work and analyse it as critically as you would another persons. Often it is all too easy to get caught up in a deep narrative, and not realise glaring continuity errors and perhaps a certain stifling of flow. However, I've found that writing from the perspective of more than one character, i.e. regularly changing the angle from which the tale is being viewed, can be really helpful in gaining the necessary separation to critique previous sections. Once I've spent a few paragraphs writing from another persons perspective, I start to get into that characters way of thinking, which then gives me room to breath for the first. This has resulted in a slightly yo-yoing style of writing where I finish a chapter, write a few hundred words of the next, and then drop back into the previous one in 'editor' mode, by which point I really get a feel for which sections need more development, and then flesh them out to match the rest. Anyone else find they do this? Also, do you have any other good tips on separating yourself from a chapter/character so as to critically evaluate them?