December 10, 2009

Revising a Rough Draft (Really Rough) Part 3

How do you know if your book has one of those dreaded sagging middles? A place where nothing seems to happen for pages and PAGES. Tons of NaNoers have this problem. Well, I found some advice from published author Scott Westerfeld. He says to make Pace Charts. (Brilliant! I'll definitely do this.)

And to get some perspective on revising, here's a post by my favorite children's author, Gail Carson Levine, on how she revises. She has some things that are the same and a few things that are different from the way I do things.

Here's a link back to Revising a Rough Draft Part 2 and Part 1.


Patti said...

Any advice on revising and those pesky middles is good.

Unknown said...

Thanks. I thought these were some pretty good topics. I'll see if I can't rustle up another set of links on revising. It may take a while though.

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