Tag: Revision

Thinning Peaches and Prose

This morning as I was avoiding my desk, I felt compelled to tend to my garden.  Watering, well that was necessary, and then inspecting and kvelling over all my beautiful plants.  The first Siberian irises were unfurling, and my one…

Missing Scenes

Sometimes when I’m working through a revision, I realize I haven’t given an event or a character proper consideration. The book suffers because I’ve buried in ‘telling’ certain events and characters who should have been ‘shown’ in scene. These are…

CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DARLING-KILLER

A few months ago, I attended a one-day seminar on revision. The lecturer started off by asking the audience to describe “revision” in one word. Everyone laughed when somebody said, “Hell.” Except me. I know not everyone out there shares…