Saturday, February 12, 2011


I'm neck deep in my final re-writes/revisions for Mr. Pale Steps Out, and I've been thinking a lot about methods. Sometimes, I love the feel of having the printed manuscript in front of me, covered in scribbles and highlighted stretches. Other times, it seems so much simpler to go into the text file itself and just dive in. I think my fave right now is to print the MS and do a cursory overall story edit, then use that as a guide for my onscreen edits. That way, I don't miss any overarching plot or repetitive passage, but I can revise quicker because I'm only doing it once.

How do you usually revise your writing? Does reading it aloud help?


  1. I was really impressed by how helpful it was. I'll have to use it more often as a tool.