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If you've ever watched a film, read a book or listened to a song more than once, chances are you didn't have the same experience each time.

Roy Peter Clark, senior scholar, Poynter, explains in this article that by re-reading "old and cold" work, journalists can teach themselves how to improve their writing.

He encourages writers to ask themselves a variety of questions when picking up examples of their old work – whether it is an hour, day, month, year or ten years later.

These include asking what would they change now if they had the chance, and what do they know now about the craft that would lead to a different revision of the piece.

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