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My Editing Mountain by Sheena Wilkinson


I love revising. I love feeling that the story now exists and it’s my job to chip away at it and make it as good as it can be.

But I  can’t tell you how to revise a manuscript. I can only tell you what I do. From talking to other writers, and reading this blog this week, I know there are as many ways to revise as there are writers. However, since I have developed this way of working, I have found the whole process much less stressful, so you might find something in it that chimes with you.

I always write a horrible first draft – it will be much too long, over-written, with perhaps three scenes all doing what could be achieved in one. I try to write the first draft quickly, but that depends on length and complexity. The first draft of my forthcoming novel

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