I teach a novel revision retreat; in order to attend, you must have a complete draft of a novel and we spend the weekend talking about how to revise that manuscript. The workbook for that is Novel Metamorphosis: Uncommon Ways to Revise. Traditionally, we only go into depth on the Shrunken Manuscript technique in the retreat, but for the first time publicly, I’m going to explain six ways to use the Shrunken Manuscript. It’s a fitting topic for Fiction Notes’ first Podcast.
ShowNotes for Fiction Notes 001: Shrunken Manuscript
1:45 Instructions on Shrinking a Manuscript
3:32 Seeing your strongest chapters
8:49 Seeing your major plot points
11:49 Seeing your antagonist v. protagonist
14:22 Seeing your character arc
17:17 Seeing your scenes
18:42 Seeing your novel’s pacing
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Need more information on revising a manuscript?
- Click here for information on hosting Darcy Pattison’s Novel Revision Retreat in your area.
- The workbook for the retreat is Novel Metamorphosis: Uncommon Ways to Revise. Order now. Learn many other uncommon ways to revise your novel and break through to publication, or break out your novel to stronger sales.
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