One of my big summer projects is to work one-on-one with my professor John Vanderslice and revise the novel manuscript I wrote in his Novel Writing class. While we agreed that a summer is not really enough time, I thought tough goals would be a good way to keep myself in check.
Advice that I’ve received so far includes:
- Dive into the big structural issues, because you may be line editing passages that end up getting cut.
- Keep 3 how-to books and 3 novels like yours close at hand (Heather Sellers).
The first of my 3 how-to guides is a fantastic book by literary agent Regina Brooks.
This book has been chock-a-block full of fantastic great advise which is just as easily applied to a second draft as to a first draft.
These web posts also seem pretty solid:
And I’m browsing amazon to see which book should be my next pick: