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Refuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts

Refuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts

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General ReferenceWriting InstructionSelf-Help

Publisher Price: $15.95

ISBN10: 1641293411
ISBN13: 9781641293419
Publisher: Soho Pr Inc
Published: Mar 8 2022
Pages: 168
Weight: 0.50
Height: 0.70 Width: 5.50 Depth: 8.20
Language: English
They say writing is rewriting. So why does the second part get such short shrift? Refuse To Be Done will guide you through every step of the novel writing process, from getting started on those first pages to the last tips for making your final draft even tighter and stronger.

Refuse to Be Done is an encouraging and intensely practical guide, focusing on specific rewriting tasks, techniques, and activities to guide you through the first page of the first draft of your novel through to the finished book. You won't find bromides here about the the writing Muse. Instead, in an approachable guide interwoven with examples and strategies from some of our greatest living writers, Bell breaks down the writing process in three sections, one for each of the three major stages of drafting.

In the first section, Bell shares a bounty of tactics, all meant to push the writer through the initial conception and get words on the page.

The second section, Bell explains, is focused on reworking the narrative through outlining, modeling, and rewriting.

The third and final section offers a layered approach to polishing through a checklist of operations meant to be applied to a manuscript one at a time, breaking the daunting project of final revisions into small, achievable tasks.

Whether you are a first time novelist or a veteran writer, you will find an abundance of strategies here to help motivate you and shake up your revision process, allowing you to approach your work, day after day and month after month, with fresh eyes and sharp new tools.

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