• Novel Metamorphosis: Now an eBook!

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    In 1999, I started teaching the Novel Revision Retreat. In order to come to the retreat, you must have a completed draft of a novel. We spend the weekend talking about how to revise your novel. Many break-through or debut novels have resulted. The workbook that accompanies the retreat is Novel Metamorphosis: UnCommon Ways to ...

  • It Hurts So Good: Revising Your Novel

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    Guest Post by Cynthia Reeg Revisions can hurt; but revisions are good. In this guest post, Cynthia discusses the revision of her forthcoming debut novel. From the Grave is due out on October 18, 2016 from Jolly Fish Press. Cover Reveal for From the Grave Okay, I know I’m totally dating myself with this musical reference, but ...

  • Rough Draft to Final Draft

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    NaNoWriMo is almost over, which means many of you will now 50,000+ words on a new draft. Of course, you realize it's a rough draft. So, what's next? Since 1999, I've taught Novel Revision Retreats that answer this very question. How do you take the rough draft to a finished draft? Step 1. Look at what ...