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The last draft : a novelist's guide to revision / Sandra Scofield.

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  • 12 of 12 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Forsyth County Public Library.

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Lewisville Branch 808.3 S (Text) 0112521661420 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Paddison Memorial Branch 808.3 S (Text) 0112521661411 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Reynolda Manor Branch 808.3 S (Text) 0112521661402 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780143131359
  • ISBN: 0143131354
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 240 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-209).
Formatted Contents Note:
I. The novel: an overview -- The novel continuum -- A review of narrative elements -- II. Revision of a novel draft: discussion and exercises -- Stages of revision -- 1. A close look. Description ; Assessment -- 2. The plan. Summaries ; Core scenes ; Lines of threads -- 3. The process -- 4. The polish -- Resources. Recommended books on craft ; Lessons from model novels ; Sample scenarios ; Storyboarding ; Scene template.
Summary, etc.:
"The definitive handbook for the novelist who is ready to revise...This wise and friendly guide shows writers how to turn first-draft manuscripts into the novels of their dreams. A critic, longtime teacher, and award-winning novelist, Sandra Scofield illustrates how to reread a work of fiction with a view of its subject and vision, and how to take it apart and put it back together again, stronger and deeper. Scofield builds her explanations around helpful concepts like narrative structure, character agency, and core scenes, using models from classic and contemporary writers. The detailed, step-by-step plan laid out in The Last Draft offers invaluable advice to both novice and experienced writers alike. In Scofield, they will find a seasoned, encouraging mentor to steer them through this emotional and intellectual journey"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Fiction > Technique.
Fiction > Authorship.
Manuscripts > Editing.
Genre: Literature.

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