Novel Metamorphosis: Uncommon Ways to Revise

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Congratulations! You've finished the first draft of a novel. What an accomplishment! But now what? THE SECRET TO SUCCESSFUL NOVELS: Revise "I didn't realize I didn't know anything about revising until I took Darcy's Novel Revision Retreat. I finally "got it" that reworking a manuscript is not revising. To revise something means to re-vision it, to see it ...

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 ...

Carole Estby Dagg 2K11

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Carole Estby Dagg debuts with THE YEAR WE WERE FAMOUS 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 Guest post by Carole ...