Monday, February 28, 2011

Revision Reads

Can you believe it's the last day of February? Time flies when you're writing!

I'm up for a hectic week so I'm leaving you with a short but valuable post. I recently came across a couple of  must-read links for anyone polishing a manuscript or dealing with revisions. Actually, they're great reads at any stage of writing.

Check out Kristen Lamb's blog post on novel diagnostics: The Doctor Is In The House.
Also visit Harlequin author Wendy Marcus's post on revisions at Romance University.

And for anyone interested in strengthening their plotting and character development skills, pick up a copy of Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell. I just finished reading it a few days ago and it's fantastic. In fact, I'm adding it to my list of favorite craft books. Not only does he write with a sense of humor, his style is also very straightforward and he makes concepts click. You close the book feeling ready to apply what he has explained. I rank it up there with Debra Dixon's GMC as a writing staple.

Happy writing!


  1. Ooh, perfect. Will check out those links.
    And good luck with your revisions!

  2. I saw Kristen's post and it was great. I used to have the Romance University on my blogroll and I don't know where it ended up. I'll have to put it in again.

    Jame's book is on my list for the next trip to B&N.

  3. I'm editing so will definitely check these links. Thanks.

  4. I visited Wendy at RU, and she gave some awesome advice. I'd like a copy of Plot & Structure!

  5. I'm also editing, so I'll have to check these out. I'm using Donald Maass's workbook right now. It's great. It's already taken my ms to a new level.