SPF-088: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Revision Process – with Joan Dempsey


This week’s highlights include:

  • The misconception that the first draft is the finished book
  • The overwhelm that can occur when revising a novel, and how to tackle that
  • Breaking the revision process into smaller chunks to deal with overwhelm
  • On Joan’s online courses about revision and their flexibility for different types of writers
  • Tips for establishing distance from your manuscript in order to revise like an editor
  • Tips for overcoming “My writing is rubbish” syndrome

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Joan’s Website

Joan’s novel: This is How It Begins

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