The first episode in this week’s “How to Revise Your Novel” comes from my dear friend Eddy over at Eddy Writes. “Lessons Learned from Third (and Fourth and Fifth) Drafts” contains some marvelously astute tips, including:
You are wrong.
You will be wrong, and you will be wrong a whole lot.
But that’s OK. Learn to fix what’s wrong. Learn to mess with the broken stuff until it looks less broken.
And, while we’re on the subject, make sure you know the genre of your novel before you start querying! Check out this Big Ol’ Genre Glossary and learn the true difference between speculative fiction and fantasy.
Last, but not least, Twilight–as it should have been: