Sara Grant, who wrote this fabulous article on revising your work in progress, is running a new Book Bound event in Edinburgh this September.
There 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.
- A fully formed idea for my next novel springs to mind while I’m sipping champagne on my private jet.
- I type the manuscript in a rush. The story unfolds perfectly from my brain to the page.
- 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.
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 If an author suggests otherwise, he/she is either a liar or unpublished.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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