Revision: A Creative Approach to Writing and Rewriting Fiction

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Story Press, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 226 pages
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With rousing enthusiasm, David Michael Kaplan introduces you to his unique brand of revision: a process of discovery in which your story's words, structure, even its very meaning may change as it grows stronger. He takes you through every stage of the writing process, providing strategies and criteria to help pinpoint the problems in your work and fix them. In addition to illustrating his points with examples from contemporary writers, Kaplan traces the evolution of three of his own stories from journal entries to first (and subsequent) drafts to finished pieces. He shows the changes he made - from single words to entire characters and story lines - and explains why he made them.

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Review: Revision: A Creative Approach to Writing and Rewriting Fiction

User Review  - Natalie - Goodreads

This is one brilliant book that I believe can benefit every writer who reads it. Mr. Kaplan has managed to concentrate years of experience and practical knowledge and organise it in a usable and ... Read full review

Review: Revision: A Creative Approach to Writing and Rewriting Fiction

User Review  - Greg - Goodreads

Kaplan does a good job giving examples and his methods apply to my skill set. He makes a good point about needing a big concept and a line item reader to check your work. Grammar and creativity do not ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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two Revising Before Writing
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three Revising While Writing the First Draft
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Copyright

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