Plotting and Editing

Find out about the linked skills of plotting and editing, from getting ideas, right through developing them, then refining and polishing them. An international best-selling novelist with over 50 books to her credit shares her skills and understanding, giving you a step by step guide to the processes involved in plotting and editing a novel.

By applying the techniques outlined in this book, you'll be able to make sure your manuscript is as good as you can make it before you submit it.

An additional bonus is that fifteen published authors offer their best plotting and editing tips, including bestselling novelist Nora Roberts.


  • Definitions
  • Explanations of the plotting and editing processes
  • Practical exercises to develop your skills
  • Ideas for how to feed and strengthen your imagination
  • Analysis of the main components of a plot
  • Discussion of genre, length and plot complexity
  • Examples of plotting from the author's own published novels, showing how and why changes occurred
  • Guide to the differing skills of plotting beginnings, middles and ends
  • First drafts
  • Final polishing
  • Judging the standard of your work
  • Wise advice from published writers

'Plotting and Editing' can be bought on line from Amazon UK or from Amazon USA

Coming soon to this site as an ebook.


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