Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Revision, revision, revision

October is a good month to discuss revision.  It is such an important step in the writing process.  And as many people know, November is National Novel Writing Month.  It is a challenge to get you writing 50,000 words in 30 days.  When I am writing, I never look back.  To keep momentum, I look forward and follow my outline and notes.  Preparing for November this year, I am looking at past novels and short stories I have written.  The revision process was so important.

Revision is where the best writing comes from.  You can fix plot holes and rewrite bad scenes.  Picking up on mistakes I have made makes a stronger, tighter story.  The more revision you do, the more sellable your novel will be in the long run.  So I look forward to writing another novel this year but even more so, I look forward to revising another novel after the best two words: The End.

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