• Shrunken Manuscript X-Treme

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    Guest post by Carol Fisher Saller Writing Eddie’s War, which consists of 76 prose-poem vignettes, wasn’t easy. I’ve chronicled elsewhere the trouble I got myself into by writing the scenes every which-way in random order without first outlining a plot or getting to know my characters. I’d think of a scene and write it—mostly little slices ...

  • Kiki Hamilton: 2k11

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    Debut Novel: Spreadsheets Used for Plotting and Revising a Novel Introduced first in 2007, debut children's authors have formed a cooperative effort to market their books. I featured Revision Stories from the Classes of 2k8 and 2k9 and this feature returns this year with the Class of 2k11. Class of 2008 Class of 2009 MORE 2k11 Revision Guest post by ...

  • Trinity Faegen: 2k11

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    Debut Novel: Spreadsheets Used for Plotting and Revising a Novel Introduced first in 2007, debut children's authors have formed a cooperative effort to market their books. I featured Revision Stories from the Classes of 2k8 and 2k9 and this feature returns this year with the Class of 2k11. Class of 2008 Class of 2009 MORE 2k11 Trinity Faegen, THE MEPHISTO ...

  • Carrie Harris: 2k11

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    Debut Novel: Spreadsheets Used for Plotting and Revising a Novel Introduced first in 2007, debut children's authors have formed a cooperative effort to market their books. I featured Revision Stories from the Classes of 2k8 and 2k9 and this feature returns this year with the Class of 2k11. Class of 2008 Class of 2009 MORE 2k11 An 8-Revision Success Story: ...

  • Geoff Herbach: 2K11

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    Replace Abstractions with Concrete Detail! Guest post by Geoff Herbach Introduced first in 2007, debut children's authors have formed a cooperative effort to market their books. I featured Revision Stories from the Classes of 2k8 and 2k9 and this feature returns this year with the Class of 2k11. Class of 2008 Class of 2009 MORE 2k11 What’s wrong with this passage? Bobby ...

  • Uma Krishnaswami: Shrunken Manuscript

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    My Novel Revision Retreats rely heavily upon the Shrunken Manuscript technique. Basically, you use the magic of word processors to shrink the font of the mss until you can see the big picture of the story. Uma Krishnaswami used a variation of the technique in revising her new novel. Here's a look at Uma's writing process ...