Flake-out Friday–Revising!


Ok, since you’ve all been good writers and left your NaNo manuscript in a drawer for a month (you have, haven’t you???), I’m going to focus this month on REVISING TIPS and BETA/CRITTING!

Aren’t y’all exCITed! I know I am!

To kick things off on a humorous note, consider this video, keeping revising in mind. 😉

You can see how setting (playing cops and robbers in the park VS playing cops and robbers in a bank), plot points, character interactions (kissing a loved one VS kissing a stranger)–whatever you choose–can make a big difference!

Erm, grammar can also make a difference.

Ex. Throwing a penny into a fountain to make a wish VS Throwing your cousin Penny into a fountain to make a wish.

Of course, the same words can also have different meanings.

Ex. Playing ball with your grandfather VS playing ball WITH your grandfather (as the ball).

Happy writing!

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7 comments on “Flake-out Friday–Revising!

  1. Novel Girl says:

    Lol! Penny the cousin and Grandfather the ball! I love writing jokes; they bring some sanity back in my life.

    P.S. that vid was pretty awesome 🙂

  2. Karen Lange says:

    Love the video! Good way to look at editing! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  3. I take it you enjoy the editing phase? So do I!

  4. I hate the editing phase. But it is a necessary evil.

  5. Krispy says:

    Looking forward to your posts this month! 🙂

  6. Kendall Grey says:

    Can’t wait to see your tips. I need to bust that Nano book out and start revising. Well, maybe I should finish it first, huh? 😉

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