how to revise your novel :: don’t stop until you’re proud

At least this made me laugh, instead of crying as my rewrites have been making me want to do lately. 🙂

The View From Here


Step one – open shitty first draft.

2 print out in word draft mode, light colored ink. 3 put on extra

strong glasses and lamp. rewrite every single page until it looks

like it’s bleeding. Be aware that you might need a lot of physical

space for laying out the pages. clothespins are key. 5. type in

handwritten edits. 6. go back to step 2 and do it all again. lather

rinse repeat.

Step one – open shitty first draft.

Step two –  print out in word draft mode, light colored ink.

Step three – put on extra strong glasses and bright lamp. Rewrite every single page until it looks like it’s bleeding. Be aware that you might need a lot of physical space for laying out the pages. Clothespins are key. So are Post-It notes.


Step five – type in handwritten edits.


Step six – go back…

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