Tag Archives: Revision

The Lasagna Writer’s Journey, by Kristen C. Strocchia

     Ever made a lasagna? Satisfyingly warm layers of noodles, sauce and assorted cheeses. But no matter how deep the dish, every layer is the same as the one before.        As I’ve reflected on my writing journey … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Adam Lehrhaupt, by Lindsay Bandy

This chilly Halloween morning, we welcome author Adam Lehrhaupt to the cafe! Adam spoke at Fall Philly recently, he’s got new books on the way, and he’s basically just fun to hang out with. So, he’s here to talk books … Continue reading

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Digging Deeper – Identifying the Core Emotion, by Virginia Law Manning

  Last month my blog post gave the basics of becoming a good critique partner. Now let’s dig deeper by, Identifying the Core Emotion The core emotion, or core motivator, of a story is its heart. It’s the ‘why.’ The … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Process of Re-envisioning, by Eva Polites

Revision. My students shudder when I run rough draft workshops in class. They love revision as much as they love peer review. Which means they loathe revision. The problem is most students don’t see themselves as writers. They see themselves … Continue reading

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The Emotional Rules for Revising: Think Twice, It’s Alright, by Lori Ann Palma

Picture this: you’ve just finished your manuscript. Oh joyous day! Whether a full length novel or short story or picture book manuscript, you lean back in your chair and a proud glow of having actually finished beams around your entire … Continue reading

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REVISION PLAYBOOK: AN ABBREVIATED GUIDE by Juliet George

  “Rewriting is the essence of writing well—where the game is won or lost.” —William Zinsser You’ve completed a draft. Congratulations!  What happens next will make or break your piece. This short list of revision strategies reflects the experience of … Continue reading

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Get in Line for the Roller Coaster! by Lindsay Bandy

Over Thanksgiving, I was explaining the crazy, long revision/submission/revision/submission/revision/publication process to some of my relatives. They were shocked! Did agents really ask you to make changes to your masterpiece? And then editors want to make more changes? Is it still … Continue reading

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