A few of my writer friends are currently in revision hell. They’ve locked themselves away, they’re feeding on scraps of chocolate, muttering scary words terms “looming deadline” and “contractual obligations.” Good luck, gals! (Now, get back to work, you lot.)
I’ve trawled the Net, looking for quick revision hints:
* Power-Revision Techniques – learn how to add muscle to weak sentences.
* Allen & Unwin’s Writing Centre – includes an extract from Kate Grenville’s The Writing Book.
* Holly Lisle’s One-Pass Manuscript Revision. People have mentioned Holly’s method works best on a top-notch first draft (is there really such a thing?). But she has fantastic tips on strengthening an ms. The article’s worth a look, as are her revision aftermath pics.
* And, ahem, some unknown, unpublished chick’s blog post about revision.