The First Three Revisions of Your Novel

The view’s nice, but that 2×4? That’s not a ladder, author! Your readers could break their necks.  That is just not what is meant by “adventure novel!”

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First Draft, Chapter 1, Your Immortal Novel

Excellent for the Cirque du Soleil, but for the average reader, a little dicey.

Here’s a suggested second draft:

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In the third draft, I suggest you write them in some boots.

 

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