Thursday, January 01, 2015

First Drafts

You have a novel in your head. The challenge is to capture it all on paper. Here are some articles on how to plan, write, edit, revise and generally polish your first draft so your novel starts off on the right foot.

A sampling of articles on first drafts

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  1. I really hope your book on revising your novel can help me. After I finished it I put some emotional distance between me and it. Only last week did I look at it again. I'm telling far more than I'm showing, and the whole thing can do with a rigid outline. The idea is still ok but the execution leaves a lot to be desired.

    1. I hope so, too. I've gotten a lot of good feedback from other authors, so it should help you out :)

      Telling is a very common issue, and it can take some time to train yourself out of doing it.

      Ideas are the harder part. Execution you can learn. Good luck on your revision!