Monday, August 10, 2009

Bonny Becker: Be Wise, Revise--Endings

By now, Bonny knew more than her premise (the what happens); she knew her theme (the why it happens).

She revised her ending, had been through five or six big revisions, and she brought her manuscript to her critique group. She showed us a list of a dozen bullet points outlining what her critique group thought what was wrong with her manuscript.

At that point she went back for the fine tuning, line by line, punching up that language and the conflict, cutting, thinking in terms of images, making sure she's using vivid verbs, and always being willing to "kill her darlings."

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing these tips from Bonnie, Team Blog. A Visitor for Bear is a perfect PB in my opionion. I study it all the time.