My daughter took Think Sideways. Wrote her first novel. Is working on revising it now.
And she said, “You know, I sort of get the One-Pass Revision, but I wish you had something a lot more in-depth for people who still aren’t sure which parts of what they’ve written are good, and which parts need to go. I want to have the whole thing broken down into tiny steps.”
Other people have said the same thing.
The One-Pass Revision is the way I revise my novels now. But now, I know how to look at characters, decide which need to stay and which need to go, and which need to be folded into other characters. I know where my writing was good and where it was bad. I can spot failed plotlines. I can identify the holes where description, conflict, and backstory should go.
When I was just getting started, my revision process was equally grueling, but different. I didn’t know the things I know now, so my process didn’t take anything for granted.
I still remember how I revised back then, and I wouldn’t mind teaching that method.
I’m just not sure how many people would actually want to spend three or four months doing a really intensive revision on their novels.
If this is something that would interest you, post here and let me know.
Of course I’d like that course! PLEASE!
Absolutely, yes. 🙂
As I am working on my very first novel, I most definitely would find this proposed course helpful.
I would be interested, for sure. Thanks for all you share!
Yes, sounds like it would be helpful, that is, if the price isn’t to much. I’m on a fixed income so money is a constant problem. Do you give senior discounts?
Yes! More, please!
Definitely, please and thank you. Not sure I can afford a course, but having the option would still be great. I’m making great strides with the One-Pass method, but there are still things I’m not sure about.
Yes, I’d love to have this on hand for when I *cough* finish my novel.
Yes I would, and what’s a Nano novel? I must have been absent that day.
NaNoWriMo is National Novel-Writing Month, in which
lunaticsnovelists from around the world sit down to torture themselveswrite at least 50,000 words of novel in the month of November.
This process creates a whole lot of very hairy first drafts.
I’m not sure if I’d be interested in signing up for or buying a course about detailed revision, but a short (or.. not so short 😉 ) article that goes a little more into tips, decisions, methods and etc., I would defintely love to look at.
Thanks for your continued support, encouragment and words of wisdom. Love you, Holly~<3
yes, please! its exactly what i need!
I have four novels, all in first-draft stage. I would love to know how to revise them.
I’d like to learn more as well.
Yes, oui, ya and yea.
Yes, I would like to know more about revising my novel & short stories. Thanks so much…Marlene
Oh, I would be most interested in something like this. As a struggling novelist who can’t seem to edit anything in its entirety, this sounds like just what I need 😀
Yes! Absolutely interested. I love your ‘teaching voice’, Holly and would sign up today if this class was offered. Thank you for considering it!
I would be interested in the course. 🙂
Sounds good to me! 🙂
Oh, I’d much rather spend four months revising than to spend the same amount of time staring at the ceiling and wondering what’s wrong!
I’d love to take the course.
Sounds like something that would help me.
I already have a few websites to help with me editing, but another article is always welcome.
These are the websites, for anyone who’s interested:
Yes, I would consider taking this course
My answer is YES!
Before signing up for How to Think Sideways, I did nine revisions on my novel, and most of them resulted in polishing a lot of unnecessary baggage. HtTS one pass editing has taken me through the tenth edit, but yet one more will be needed to catch continuity errors made by extensive rearranging. If I had written the novel using Sideways, I might have been able to do two passes. My next novel will follow the steps in Sideways!
I hope you can make the new course free to graduates of Sideways or work out something because my job is cut as of September 5, and I won’t be able to pay for it.
I would definately be interested in this. I have 4 novels through first draft and am struggling through the process of revising now.
I also am interested in this. I have one written, working on another. No luck yet, but trying.
I often spend three/four months revising my novels anyway and end up still unsure about the ultimate result. I would definitely be interested in a revision course with you. Your methods really click with me and everything I’ve bought from your shop has proved to be a terrific investment.
This sounds like a wonderful idea. I’m about two thirds finished with my first novel, and I’ve been wondering exactly how I was going to revise. Wonderful idea, Holly!
YES, please!! 😀
I think this sounds like a great addition to the wealth of knowledge you already offer. It would be very helpful.
Yes, please, I would be very interested in this course because that is the one thing with which I am currently struggling in regards to the rough draft of my first novel.
This would be so helpful! include me please.
Include me in the need to know. Thanks!
I would definitely be interested in something like this. I’ve got several novels needing revision. I’ve also got several I’m currently working on! 😛 Thanks!
Yes, yes, yes!!! 😀
Yes! This would be a wonderful course.
Definitely. Im on chapter nine, and don’t know how sany chapters yet. Have been giving much thought about revision, and frankly the whole magilla froightens the heck out of me! Help!
Yes, yes, yes please do a course on revising a novel.
Absolutely, I would love a course on revision. I am having fits trying to fix my book, so much mixed advice, so many external considerations. I’m losing the love. . . .
YES – this course would be most welcome!!
Much needed — yes
I’m always up for learning something new, and this sounds extremely helpful!