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Publisher's Summary

Do you feel overwhelmed trying to revise your novel?

Faced with a hot mess of rough draft, maybe you feel confused, unsure of what to fix - or rather, what to fix first!

Editing fiction takes a slightly different mindset than writing the first rough pass of a novel. There are a lot of moving parts in a work of fiction. The trick is to not try and tackle everything at once.

Rock Your Revisions: A Simple System for Revising Your Novel will show you a clear, easy-to-follow process for editing a novel. It will help you:

  • Test for story structure on a macro level, providing detailed checklists for character and plot arcs
  • Test for story structure at the scene level, making sure each serves a purpose in the novel (and hopefully more than one!)
  • Gain insight on the mechanics of the novel - checking POV choice, dialogue, exposition vs. detail (showing versus telling), and more, with a systematic scene-by-scene approach

This audiobook goes straight to the point, putting theory in plain language, finishing each section with exercises designed to help you see how to not only edit a novel, but improve your audience's enjoyment of your book.

©2012, 2014 Cathy Yardley Wilson (P)2014 Cathy Yardley Wilson

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Clear, concise, useful

Straight to the point. Just what I needed to refresh my revision technique. Great narration, too.

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Great resource !

This book is an awesome step by step reference for revising your novel. I feel like Cathy is holding my hand while I revise and I feel less pressure to do so! I recommend this buy! I got the book and audiobook, and I don't regret it!

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Immensely helpful

I have recently finished my first novel and I have been procrastinating on starting editing.

This short book has been incredibly helpful. Cathy takes you step-by-step through her editing process with examples and tips on writing in the process.

I'm excited about using her method to tackle 90k words of editing!

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Good sensible help

Where does Rock Your Revisions rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the first audiobook I've heard

What did you like best about this story?

A lot of great information. Yardley breaks the chore down in easy steps

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Clear, concise voice. Easy to listen to.

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Excellent book and extremely helpful!

I had no idea I needed so much help until I read this! It's all so much easier and organized now.