Resources and Events for Writers, Writing/Rewriting

Rewriting: How to Begin

Once you've written a complete draft of your story or book, you're ready for the next stage of the process: rewriting. The complexity of the revision process mainly hinges on whether you're the sort of writer who creates a detailed outline before you begin or someone who makes it up as you go along, by… Continue reading Rewriting: How to Begin


Uncoiling plot structures

I recently read an article by John McPhee on the topic of structure, and I’ve been doodling diagrams ever since. (The article is in the Jan. 14 issue of The New Yorker; unfortunately, you can’t read the whole article unless you’re a subscriber, but you can buy the issue online.) McPhee includes diagrams of various… Continue reading Uncoiling plot structures