Novel Writing: The Second Draft

Check out this post from the Uninspired Writers blog on the topic of a novel’s second draft

Uninspired Writers

Morning writers!

A couple of months ago now I delighted in completing the first draft of my novel. It was an overwhelming feeling in may ways, and I have since been working on my second draft.

We all know Hemingway’s famous quote: “The first draft of anything is shit.” I love that quote, but one I adore even more than that is from Shannon Hale. “I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.”

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My first draft definitely involved a lot of shoveling, and I am now trying to build my sandcastle. This is my first time attempting a second draft of a full length novel, and I am only around 10,000 words in. However, I’ve already learned a lot and I wanted to share these points with you.

1. Second drafts add layers to the…

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