Reblogged: Scene by Scene Revision of the Novel, by Robert Bruce Young

This article from my friend and fellow writer Robert B. Young is one of the most concise yet informative pieces I’ve come across…

There are dozens (hundreds?) of writer’s how-to guides out there, but for the processes of editing and revision, this article from my friend and fellow writer Robert Bruce Young is one of the most concise yet informative pieces I’ve come across, and one I’m going to keep in my favourites for easy reference.  Take a look!

Scene-by-Scene Revision of the Novel

  In the iterative process of drafting a novel — and especially during the final draft — I’ve found editing at the scene level to be most comfortable and efficient.

That is, I proceed scene by scene, going through the following eagle-eye checks. This article presents a step-by-step guide to the elements you need to address….read more

View at Medium.com

 

Author: marianlthorpe

Not content with two careers as a research scientist and an educator, Marian L Thorpe decided to go back to what she’d always wanted to do and be a writer. Author of the alternative world medieval trilogy Empire’s Legacy, Marian also has published short stories and poetry. Her life-long interest in Roman and post-Roman European history informs her novels, while her avocations of landscape archaeology and birding provide background to her settings. As well as writing and editing professionally, Marian oversees Arboretum Press, a small publishing imprint run as a collective. Marian is currently writing Empire's Reprise, the trilogy following Empire's Legacy.

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