Novel revision: Make your book great (and have fun doing it).

May 29, 2020 | By | Reply More

Here’s the authors Gina Sorell and Caroline Leavitt, who reveal their top tips for revising a novel in this hour-long video …

And here’s the timeline of the video, if you want to jump ahead to a specific point.

4:52 minutes – How your writing habits have changed in the last few weeks?
8:52 minutes – A little bit about your background.
10:40 minutes – What’s revision?
12:10 minutes – When to revise?
12:43 minutes – Few tricks.
19:25 minutes – What to do with notes from the editor?
23:05 minutes – Backstory mistakes.
28:18 minutes – When do you know that you need a fresh pair of eyes?
36:26 minutes – Q&A- Q1: What if every revision has small changes which make little difference?
38:18 minutes – Q&A- Q2: Should I wait till the end of the book to revise or do it after every few chapters?
43:00 minutes – Q&A- Q3: How do you know when to finish editing?
49:10 minutes – Q&A- Q4: How to do a good job as an editor?
55:27 minutes – Q&A- Q5: How important is the last line that finishes the story?
58:07 minutes – Types of books/clients they are looking for.

Novel revision: Make your book great (and have fun doing it).

Novel revision: Make your book great (and have fun doing it).

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I have been working as a full-time author publishing fantasy and science fiction novels for HarperCollins for the last seven years.

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