Recent posts tagged rewriting


2021


Roll With It

Your job when writing a story is to listen to what this material is telling you it needs to be, and go there.

Pace Yourself

It took a year to produce a first draft of "Unmortal". It was worth the wait.

The End Of The First Lap Is Always The Toughest

The more you go through the draft process and learn how to detach yourself from any particular incarnation of the material, the easier it gets.

2019


Hammered To Pieces

The most amazing thing about the next draft of 'The Fall Of The Hammer' is how much of it will end up not getting ditched, as I feared might happen.

Yes U-Turn

On not backing up in the middle of a first draft ... and then doing exactly that.

Rewriting Is Writing Is Rewriting

Is rehearsing.

2017


Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On For The Third Time

On kicking off a third draft.

Forward Ever, Backwards Never

Who turns around and starts over in the middle of a first draft? A case study.

Boots On The Ground

Why nothing beats the "in-the-trenches" experience of writing.

The Road Not Taken And All That

How 'Flight Of The Vajra' could have begun altogether differently.

Not For The Lazy!

On resisting a reworking.

You Did That For A Reason, Remember?

On rewriting: "No, no, I can't cut that, it's there for a REASON!"

The Long And Winding Checklist

On using (and abusing) the rewrite process's "things to do" list.

Map Vs. Territory

On finding my way through the second draft of a story.

Always Outnumbered, Always Overworked

Next up: revisions on my next novel, and rough plans for a future one.

Let's Do It Again Dept.

Rewrite, revise, revisit, rethink.

2015


Fold It In Half Dept.

Still hard at work.

2014


Tell It Again Sam Dept.

How I write, and how I rewrite.


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