So, after Revisions Strategy, Parts 1 and 2 , there’s a clear shape to the book and we’re reacquainted with our character’s driving forces. As well, we have 4 outlines, the most recent on top. Having set aside a few golden seconds to picture our ideal writing life and career, we take on the next […]Read More Practical Tips, Part 3: Revising That Beloved Older Manuscript. Writing Time, Part 86.
Taking 5-15 minutes towards chunking down a revisions process is a smooth move for those of us who want to be prolific and publish often. Here’s one way to approach a second or third draft of a novel after mulling itover (see Writing Time, Part 84. Revising That Beloved Older Manuscript, Practical tips for Time Management, […]Read More Revising A Beloved Older Manuscript. Practical Tips, Part 2. Writing Time, Part 85.
If you’re revising an older novel in the midst of present-day writing projects, the process of chunking it down can be a lifeline to a busy writer. Here’s one way to begin it. Chunk 1. Mull it Over. This is the easiest bit, and also the hardest, because I want to read my old ms… […]Read More Writing Time, Part 84. Revising That Beloved Older Manuscript, Practical Tips, Part 1