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Rewriting

How To Avoid The Writing Critique From Hell

| Posted 11.12.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: You’ve been burning the midnight oil, feverishly writing and rewriting. You’ve carefully weighed every word of your l...

Strong Darkness: A Talk With Jon Land

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.29.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Jon Land is the prolific author of 30 novels. He is well-known for his Blaine McCracken series among others, as well as nine standalone novels. His latest series involves Texas Ranger, Caitlin Strong. Her courage and tenacity repeatedly land her, along with her paramour Cort Wesley Masters, on perilous terrain.

Why Writing Is Rewriting, And Rewriting Is Writing

John Casey | Posted 11.19.2014 | Books
John Casey

When I was 23 and about to go to law school, I thought I'd spend the summer writing a novel. (A bit more than a half-century later, I laugh.) To keep ...

Rewriting the Classics

Lynn Messina | Posted 02.01.2014 | Books
Lynn Messina

Three days before, I'd blithely admitted that my solution to reading a book too advanced for my 5-year-old son was to edit the story on the fly. Without missing a beat, I downgraded Voldemort's intention to kill Harry to the less-nightmare-inducing hurt. Yes, the book I was revising was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

Fields of Dreams

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts
Robert J. Elisberg

Most people, up to a point, can write. The skill of professional writing, however, is re-writing. Not just being able to fix something that isn't correct, but the ability to find what's wrong that needs correcting in the first place.

Revising Your Novel: How to Use Fresh Images and Add Emotional Depth to Your Writing

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.04.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

Whether you drafted a new novel in November for NaNoWriMo or you're in the middle of a multi-year writing project, one key task in revising your book will be to comb (or machete) your way through it to see whether the imagery is as fresh and original as possible.