Posts and articles about developmental editing, substantive editing, book planning, and manuscript critique.
Revise Your Book, Hollywood-Style A novelist, screenwriter, and editor shares his take on a secret weapon for manuscript revision
Are you an author who
- Has never tried using an outline?
- Likes the idea of outlining, but gave up on it because it was too much trouble—or just didn’t work for you?
- Uses an outline for initial story planning, but not for revisions?
- Would rather have a root canal than use an outline?
If so, you’re not alone. Let’s face it: traditional outlines—with formatting and structure imposed by programs like Microsoft Word—can be a huge pain, especially when you want to change things. All […]