From the Publisher
From the Inside Flap
What an accomplishment! Now what?
Now, you need a innovative, in-depth guide to revision.
Before revision: Nice Story
After revision: Richer, deeper-the novel of your dreams.
Novice or Seasoned:
For aspiring novelists, mid-list novelists who want to break out, novelists who want to self-publish-successfully, writers who have completed NaNoWriMo but don't know what to do next, and writing critique groups looking for a way to help each other to the next level.
Revising has never been easier
Systematically inventory and diagnose your manuscript
Visually manipulate your manuscript to identify problems
Transform dull characters into fascinating, memorable people
Strengthen the narrative and emotional arcs
Morph dull settings into backdrops that set the mood
Enliven narrated events by selecting the right details
Use language with confidence
Add depth with narrative patterning
In-depth professional development
Plan your novel's metamorphosis
A stronger, richer, deeper story, a story that makes readers weep and cry and turn the next page.
Novel Metamorphosis, unlike most books on revision, turns theory into radical new tools which are practical, tangible, concrete.
Cut straight to the heart of your manuscript's problem
Develop your writing and editing skills
Understand the critical underlying structure of your story
Learn theory as you work
Spark in-depth discussions in your critique group