Revision Tips and Tricks – Guest Post from Sara Grant

Sara Grant, who wrote this fabulous article on revising your work in progress, is running a new Book Bound event in Edinburgh this September.

Details of September 2015 Book Bound evenThere is more information n this flier, or you can visit the Book Bound web site at https://bookboundretreat.wordpress.com/day-events/.

It should be a brilliant event. If you go, please tell us all about it.

Litmus 2015

Head shot of author, Sara GrantI’d love you to believe that this is my writing process:

  1. A fully formed idea for my next novel springs to mind while I’m sipping champagne on my private jet.
  2. I type the manuscript in a rush. The story unfolds perfectly from my brain to the page.
  3. I immediately send it to my agent. She reads it and forwards it on to my publisher and they all agree – every word and punctuation mark is pitch perfect.

I WISH.

Every writer has some sort of revision process. If an author suggests otherwise, he/she is either a liar or unpublished.  Revision is the key to making a good story great. But revising is much more than reading your manuscript from start to finish.

I used to hate revising my stories. I was hooked on the thrill of capturing the idea on the page. Once I’d told the story to myself, I…

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