Revision is not a dirty word – it’s the way writers take a rambling rough draft and turn it into a polished story. Embrace it!
Analyze Books to Write Well Analyzing a book to find techniques that work requires more than just enjoying the story. Here are tips to find real-life applications of all the advice for writers.
Changing Point of View in Fiction Viewpoint editing can be tricky. Here are tips for making a successful change from first person point of view to third person, or vice versa, with examples.
Revising a Novel: The Importance of Structure Ready for the first revision of a novel? Delay the line-editing and focus on the manuscript’s structure and supporting elements first.
Plot Revision for Novel Writers Plot is one of the structural components of a novel, and revision should make it well-constructed and seamless before the writer moves on to line-editing.
Revise for Continuity Consistent continuity of details and balance of subplots in a novel manuscript are helped by a detail notebook and careful revision.
Final Draft Revision The final draft of a novel manuscript includes revision for pace, a dialogue read-through, and line editing.
Avi Gives Advice on Writing Newbery Award winning author Avi gives how-to-write advice in “A Beginning, A Muddle, and an End: The Right Way to Write Writing.”
Book Review: 78 Reasons “78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published & 14 Reasons Why It Just Might,” by Pat Walsh, is a must-read for writers.