Since I have decided to “listen” and follow the creative direction of my blog novel, Ascension Graveyard, I thought it necessary to republish this post from a few months back, introducing “Reverse Outlining.” As I stated in the original, I am going to use this method with Ascension Graveyard and see what my results are. Since I am “revising” this week, and probably into next week, I wanted to give you all the heads up so that you will be ready to read about my results and experience with RO. Cheers!
One thing that I don’t like to do, almost as much as I don’t like writing a synopsis, is doing revisions on a large tome.
I love the art of creating the manuscript, letting my fingers make that beautiful music as they press against key after keyboard key. I love character invention! If you are anything like me you will be able to see little pieces of yourself in each character that you give birth to through your imagination. Doesn’t matter how crazy the person may turn out to be, you still may find yourself thinking, “Oh look at him, he has my eyes.”
But revisions…revisions make me massage that space in between my eyes. Revisions make me turn to actually doing my household chores. Revisions make me want to weep like a child. Lets face it, revisions can be the pits.
But they don’t have to be. (Yep, there…
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