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Novel Draft Done, Attempting Ground-up Re-Write

Gear Pile (from Make Magazine)
Finally finished FERAL CITY – THE OCCIDENTAL/IST/ISM – A CLOUD ACROSS THE FACE OF THE SUN novel I was working on, but I have decided to rip the thing apart and rebuild it.

By Jamie

For the time being this site is an attempt to collate my clippings and an attempt to describe some of the scenes I might be using in a forthcoming novel.

3 replies on “Novel Draft Done, Attempting Ground-up Re-Write”

I’ve often found it profitable to completely retype a manuscript, especially in early stages of rewriting. I’m weighing whether when I make the move from Draft 7 to Draft 8 of my novel whether I should do another retype job. After all, it’s only 86K words.

Thanks for the advice – that’s pretty much what I had in mind. Am thinking a lot about form and content lately and wondering how to get the two to match…

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