Of course, you can't revise a story until you have written it. I won't bore you with how I struggle with plotting. Because this week, I'm knee deep into revision. Hooray!
Just this once, I won't sing the praises of my beloved SCRIVENER software which makes revision kind of fun. Heck, it makes writing fun some of the time.
(Nothing makes the Bad First Draft fun, but those SFDs have to be written before you can get to the best part - for me: Revising!)
I love to revise by SHRINKING my manuscript, a la Darcy Pattison. Click right there!
Do this shrinking thing, and you'll look at your story a whole new way. I promise.
Yes, I know I may sound like a broken record, but for my money, you can't do better than going right over to Barbara O'Connor's blog and type REVISION into the search box. Before you're done, you'll have a whole new outlook on the subject.
Here's just one that I particularly love because it's exactly how I feel about revising.
And this, for your reading pleasure- and it was kind of fun to remember the great scenes from Casablanca!- click below to read the interesting and helpful (to me) reminders about plotting and revision.
I'd love to hear more. Any great tips to share?
Related posts: Shrinking a manuscript.
A word about Editing.