How many drafts is enough?

How many drafts are enough for your novel?

How many drafts is enough to prepare a manuscript for professional editing? A first or second draft isn’t worthy of the investment, after all. A manuscript isn’t ready for editing until you’ve set it aside for weeks or months (to regain some distance and objectivity), sought out feedback from objective parties, and revised it thoroughly Read more about How many drafts are enough for your novel?[…]

Revise your manuscript

How to revise your first draft to make it ready for editing

Writing a novel is such a minuscule part of writing a novel. People who’ve never written anything longer than a school paper have a hard time imagining that pouring all those words onto the page isn’t the major part of the battle. Experienced authors know better. Writing the manuscript is just a fraction of the Read more about How to revise your first draft to make it ready for editing[…]