After I finished writing my first novel, I stared at the pages, not knowing what revising entailed.
It’s perfect I thought. Exactly the way I wanted it.
But then I started to research the process of revising and it dawned on me that I had to completely slash away and polish every sentence, analyze every word, make sure every punctuation was just as I wanted it before querying.
I found some fantastic books and websites, but none helped me more than Caro Clarke’s in-depth advice.
If she taught a class, I’d take it. The way she explains everything and the topics she thought to include, astounds me. I read each and every one of her writing articles and if you have a little time I would check them out. How could you not, with unique article titles such as:
Just to name a few.
Caro truly knows her stuff and I promise you that you will come away a better writer after you have read through them all. I took her advice so seriously that I felt the need to thank her in my first novel. Best of all, the advice is free!
(Although it would be nice to purchase her novel in thanks if you find her advice as helpful as I do).
Just writing this blog has made me realize I should reread all these articles again before I revise the next book in my series. I’m sure I’m in need of a refresher course.
Thank you, Caro, for taking the time to write these extremely helpful articles and for sharing them so graciously.
Have any of Caro’s tips helped you? Whose writing advice has made the biggest impact on your writing?