Novel Revision Stage I: Plot

novel revision plotCan we talk about the fact that every time I reach a new stage in the novel writing process, Chuck Wendig writes a thorough, lengthy post about how to work through that exact thing?  I’m tempted to just link to that article and call it a day.

However, I think (hope) that my experiences as a first-time novelist could be helpful to some people, too…Right?  Aren’t they?  And every piece of writing advice is just that: advice.  You can’t follow it exactly and expect it to work for you.  You’ve got to make it your own.

I’ve included relevant links at the bottom of this post to other writing bloggers and the Tumblr writing community in general that helped me formulate my own revision plan.  If you have revision practices that you swear by, I’d love to hear them, so please share in the comments!

Revision Strategies: Some Options

It’s difficult to decide where to begin tackling the first draft of a novel.  I, personally, just tried flailing my arms at the thing, but that’s been ineffective so far.  Let’s get some outside opinions… Continue reading