So, in my day job, as you may (or may not) know, I work as an editor and writer. The emphasis is usually on the former, but just last week I made a pitch for a new project that will combine the two. It looks like I may get to pursue this project (though there are no guarantees in life, and I'm not sure about the timeline), and I thought my Fellow Sophisticates may have some input.
The idea is to write a book about how to revise a novel, likely to be put out as an ebook. So! Questions for you!
1) Do you have any revision tips that you love and have helped you?
2) Do you have any artistic/philosophical/theoretical approaches to revision that have helped you?
3) What would you expect from a book about novel revision?
4) What would you like to see from such a book? What topics would you want covered?
I'm doing lots of reading and research, as I want to compile a lot of information and firm up some ideas of how I want to cover this (likely a mix of artistic and practical approaches). And I really hoped that asking all of you would provide another angle. What are writers actually doing out there, in terms of revision? What is it they want?
I'd love your thoughts, if you have a moment or two. Or three. Three is also fine. Four is good, but I can't pay you, so stop looking at me like that.