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Faced with a hot mess of rough draft, maybe you feel confused, unsure of what to fix - or rather, what to fix first!
Editing fiction takes a slightly different mindset than writing the first rough pass of a novel. There are a lot of moving parts in a work of fiction. The trick is to not try and tackle everything at once.
Rock Your Revisions: A Simple System for Revising Your Novel will show you a clear, easy-to-follow process for editing a novel. It will help you:
Test for story structure on a macro level, providing detailed checklists for character and plot arcs
Test for story structure at the scene level, making sure each serves a purpose in the novel (and hopefully more than one!)
Gain insight on the mechanics of the novel - checking POV choice, dialogue, exposition vs. detail (showing versus telling), and more, with a systematic scene-by-scene approach
This audiobook goes straight to the point, putting theory in plain language, finishing each section with exercises designed to help you see how to not only edit a novel, but improve your audience's enjoyment of your book.
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By Massiel on 10-27-17
Great resource !
This book is an awesome step by step reference for revising your novel. I feel like Cathy is holding my hand while I revise and I feel less pressure to do so! I recommend this buy! I got the book and audiobook, and I don't regret it!
By Monica on 03-29-16
I have recently finished my first novel and I have been procrastinating on starting editing.
This short book has been incredibly helpful. Cathy takes you step-by-step through her editing process with examples and tips on writing in the process.
I'm excited about using her method to tackle 90k words of editing!