Living In Revision HELL


As authors, we all suffer through revisions. Here is a helpful post from Dan Alatorre on dealing with this task.

Dan Alatorre - AUTHOR

coverUsing my unreleased manuscript An Angel On Her Shoulder, I am showing you my techniques for reworking a story into a more readable, more enjoyable piece. It’s 45+ lessons in about 45 days. (To start at Chapter 1, click HERE.)

To view it best, bring up the two versions in different windows and view them side by side to see what was changed.

Then give me your thoughts in the comment section.

 REVISING and REWRITING

Hey, when it ain’t right, ya gotta fix it.

Often revising a manuscript goes like this:

Edit, edit, edit…
TOSS!

We decide the paragraph or phrase isn’t even worth keeping – after we worked on it for an hour!

Here are the steps I took in reworking the opening sentence to chapter 39 of Angel, just for you because you might wonder WHY we do all this, and what difference it makes.

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