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How To Revise Your Novel - Writer's Relief, Inc.

A good novel is often revised several times before it’s ready to be submitted to a literary agent or editor for publication. As daunting as this seems, revision (or self-editing) is simply part of the process of taking that first draft and turning it into a polished and coherent novel and, hopefully, one that will make you a star. Here are some tips about how to revise your novel.

If the revision process seems intimidating, break it down into manageable steps. Some writers make one thorough sweep, and others make multiple passes, concentrating on different areas each time (characterization, plot, theme). However you work best, take the time to find those weaknesses that could halt the flow of your plot or take credibility away from your main character.

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