Episode

Revision Techniques 1

Cheryl Klein discusses some of her revision techniques, honed through years of editing award-winning work at Arthur Levine Books, including Harry Potter. This discussion will be useful to prose and script writers alike.

We also reference Anita Nolan’s excellent essay on revision.

For many more revision ideas, check out Cheryl’s book, Second Sight.

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More about this show, for new listeners:

In The Narrative Breakdown, Cheryl Klein, James Monohan, and other guest co-hosts discuss storytelling tips and techniques of interest to any writer, student, or fan of quality creative writing, screenwriting, playwriting, fan fiction, English literature, etc. Each episode, Cheryl and James draw upon their respective experiences in publishing and filmmaking to analyze popular novels, movies, plays, television shows, short stories, and song lyrics. Featuring various co-hosts and writers, as well as material from Cheryl Klein’s book ‘Second Sight’ and James’ iPhone / iPad app ‘The Storyometer.’

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5 Responses to “Revision Techniques 1”

  1. Paul C May 23, 2013 at 3:57 am #

    Great episode, particularly given that I’m in the middle of a huge edit/revision of my novel. I was encouraged to hear that others find it a pretty arduous task too.

  2. Jack Dever October 31, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    By far the most useful episode for me, the aspiring screenwriter. Lots of great ideas for making stories better. Thanks.

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