Category Archives: revision

Take me to Your Readers

Tonight, I’ll attend my monthly session with my in-person writing group. This group has met for many years, with varying membership, and produced a number of novels and award-winning stories, and all of that good stuff. These are very smart, … Continue reading

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Sowing the Seeds of the Perfect End

I recently submitted a story to an online journal, and received some feedback from the editor, a couple of changes she wanted to see: first, the character’s motivation was unclear, second, the ending didn’t work. Well, motivation’s not too hard, … Continue reading

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When Revision Goes Too Far. . .

Just finished a fourth round of revision on the first book. ¬†Empirically¬†speaking, this sounds like too many rounds, to me–I’ve never been keen on revision. ¬†(You may recall my method for revision which involves lots of beer and stomping around … Continue reading

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