I have decided against, for the time being, going for an MFA, so seeking out articles and blogs about publishing and the craft of writing have been really important for my development as a writer. Recently I stumbled across an essay about young adult fiction, which I do not write, but a few paragraphs in I discovered a wonderful list of tools and techniques the author learned in her MFA program. One tip was titled Arts and Crafts Revision:
One of my favorite classes from grad school was all about revision. In one particular class, we were all instructed to bring scissors, tape, and highlighters; then we cut our stories into scenes, taped them to the wall, and highlighted particular passages or characters or plotlines. Before that, my approach to revision was way more like line editing. Now I love physically attacking a draft.
This technique has really helped me move on to my next draft.