How To Revise Your Novel and Really Mean It

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Writers seem to fall into two categories: those who hate the first draft and love the slow, detailed pleasure of revision, and those who love the rush and excitement of the first draft and hate revision.

Many of us baulk at revision. I’ve heard writers vow that their work comes out so well the first time, they never need more than one draft. Almost none of those writers are traditionally…