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by Harry Connolly
Twitter user @UOJim asked me to write a post about revision, and I realized I have never done a systemic evaluation of the way I revise. Writing this will be a way to organize my thoughts on the subject, all of which I will probably forget once it’s time to go back over EPIC SEQUEL WITH NO DULL PARTS next spring when the first draft is finished.
(See how hopeful I am? Finished draft in the spring. It’s like a magic spell: I write it to make it happen.)
The way I figure it, there are two basic kinds of revisions: story-level and text-level. more »