Anything can change.
This is the time to ask myself questions.
Decisions about characters and plot, setting and voice, point of view and theme.
My goal of revision is to find the best way to tell the story.
Revision means being willing to delete characters or scenes which don't contribute to the story. It entails adding scenes and rearranging events; it leads to rewriting the beginning, the end and everything in the middle; it involves moving sentences, paragraphs and scenes; it requires the deepening of characters, tightening the plot, adding suspense; and it means discovering the best words and sentences to use.
In essence, revision is where the craft of writing lies.
In Memory: Julius Lester
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