Revisions: Love ‘em or Hate ‘em

Anna Dobritt -- Author

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Revisions: Love ‘em or Hate ‘em

You worked hard on your first draft of your book. You edited it several times, had an alpha reader, and sent it out to a few beta readers. While waiting to hear back from the readers, you were probably thinking, “I might need to make a few changes, but all in all, the story is great. It won’t be long before I publish it and start making some money.”

The day has arrived. The readers have reported back to you with lots of comments and suggestions. Reading through what they wrote, you realize you need to do more than a few minor corrections. The book is not ready for prime time. Your readers have pointed out a number of problems: not staying in point of view, too much telling instead of showing, boring descriptions that do nothing but slow the story down. Confusion between…

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5 thoughts on “Revisions: Love ‘em or Hate ‘em

  1. Small revisions… not so much pain. Moving things around for flow, a little pain there. But some revisions are huge… Especially if the novel is epic. That’s the hold up for my old “The Dead of Winter.” There are a couple of large “items” that I’m just not happy with. So many books, so little time…
    Have a thriving Thursday, dear Ape!

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