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December 5, 2012

Road Trip Wednesday: Writing is Rewriting

Kate Hart
This week, YA Highway wants to know how you revise.

I am, perhaps understandably, hesitant to offer advice in response...

The binder, nine notebooks, eighty-seven gazillion index cards,
and eighteen-page timeline it has taken me to get to my current draft.

And it is, perhaps, obvious why I love the Kristin Cashore post that Sarah linked. Because at this point, my only revision wisdom is:

credit: 4rilla at Flickr

(There's also a whole list of resources on the Publishing Road Map, and some of my favorites are highlighted on the Resources page here.)

What's your advice? Check out the comments and add your own at YA Highway!


  1. That timeline is just IMPRESSIVE!

  2. I looooooove looking at people's epic wall timelines. I need to give this method a go too ^_^

  3. Wow, a few notes there. Thanks for the links too.

  4. Oh God Kate, whenever I see the outline taped to your wall I go O.O So amazing though. Before Scrivener, I used to actually physically use a corkboard for outlines, so I totally get it. Things make more sense to me written out.

    I did think of you when I saw Kristin Cashore's post---the picture of her holding that first draft... wow. But! Bitterblue is a masterpiece, so! Well worth it!


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