The Last Draft : A Novelist's Guide To Revision

The Last Draft : A Novelist's Guide To Revision

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Random House, Inc.
The definitive handbook for the novelist who is ready to revise
 
This wise and friendly guide shows writers how to turn first-draft manuscripts into the novels of their dreams. A critic, longtime teacher, and award-winning novelist, Sandra Scofield illustrates how to reread a work of fiction with a view of its subject and vision, and how to take it apart and put it back together again, stronger and deeper. Scofield builds her explanations around helpful concepts like narrative structure, character agency, and core scenes, using models from classic and contemporary writers. The detailed, step-by-step plan laid out in The Last Draft offers invaluable advice to both novice and experienced writers alike. In Scofield, they will find a seasoned, encouraging mentor to steer them through this emotional and intellectual journey.

Baker & Taylor
"The definitive handbook for the novelist who is ready to revise...This wise and friendly guide shows writers how to turn first-draft manuscripts into the novels of their dreams. A critic, longtime teacher, and award-winning novelist, Sandra Scofield illustrates how to reread a work of fiction with a view of its subject and vision, and how to take it apart and put it back together again, stronger and deeper. Scofield builds her explanations around helpful concepts like narrative structure, character agency, and core scenes, using models from classic and contemporary writers. The detailed, step-by-step plan laid out in The Last Draft offers invaluable advice to both novice and experienced writers alike. In Scofield, they will find a seasoned, encouraging mentor to steer them through this emotional and intellectual journey"--

Baker
& Taylor

Offering indispensable advice to both novice and experienced writers alike, a detailed, step-by-step guide illustrates how to reread a work of fiction with a view of its subject and vision, and how to take it apart and put it back together again so it is a stronger work that is deeper in meaning. By the author of The Scene Book. Original.

ISBN: 9780143131359
0143131354

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