Novel Revision: Craft a Story Readers Can't Put Down | Writer's Digest Posted on May 30, 2019May 30, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation The Poets Corner: Competition FinalMorrissey – Sister I'm a Poet [Everyday Is Like Sunday B Side] 40 thoughts on “Novel Revision: Craft a Story Readers Can't Put Down | Writer's Digest” Audio is garbage Reply Great Video. I love writing first drafts, but the second is no fun. I am in one right now. 30,000 extra words later – eeesh! This will make it so much easier. I want to enjoy this process too. Thanks JSB – much appreciated! Reply Just want to say, I was reading a writing book by this guy (Write Your Novel from the Middle) and he mentioned the Bette Davis movie Now, Voyager in that too, in fact, a lot of the info is similar to this webinar. Anyway, it prompted me to watch the movie. It's a great movie, it made me angry, it made me cry, it made me jump out my seat shouting with glee. Watch it. It is also a very good example of many of the things discussed in the webinar. Reply Thank you for sharing. I ordered Revision and Self-Editing for Publication Reply This is GREAT! Reply Great seminar, but I agree with the others that the audio quality is tough. Reply I make my own cover pages as well and also often make paintings of what I'd like the cover art to be. I've always been somewhat embarrassed by this. Although It really does make the idea of the book more of a possibility in my mind, it then feels closer to becoming a reality. Reply +SmoothRide – I mean, I can already speak English 100% fluently; yet I am not able to decipher the mumblings of the presenter! Reply Cant understand a single word your saying?????? Reply Why do youtube interviews with authors always have terrible audio? 🙁 Reply at what point do you print the hard copy. I tried that and had so many things to fix like grammar, dialog and scene tweaking that my book changed. I couldn't imagine writing all that down in a side note to fix later then try and finish the story. Reply Great tutorial. I learned a lot. Thanks writers digest. Reply Why is the audio SO BAD? It is too bad someone could not clean up this. Sounds like a bad, long distance phone call with good content. Reply great insight. u sound like a professional. best ever I have come across. thanks Reply COOL Reply Helpful information. Well worth listening to despite the poor audio quality. Reply sound is low quality and echoes… next! Reply Awesome information, but the audio is terrible. Reply Great tips! Thanks! (omitting needless words!) 🙂 Reply Stopped watching around 5 minutes in. I'd like to watch the video as I'm sure there's useful information there, but the presentation is beyond amateurish. The audio is annoyingly difficult to comprehend and the PowerPoint style of presentation is giving me office flashbacks. At the very least move your cursor. Reply This video is full of really sound advice – thank you so much. Reply I have been writing for quite some time working and learning the craft. There is one piece of advice that has been given by many published authors. That advice is WRITE. Don't think, don't pick at sentences, don't waste time trying to find that one best word that would seal the scene and bring it to life. Simply just write. Before you know it you have a full manuscript sitting in front of you. Granted ita juar rhe first draft but that is what you want. Now all ou have to do is clean it up Reply This is a really good video. Reply If you have a novel inside you but don't know where to start then this video is a good place to start.(For those folks moaning about the iffy audio, get over it and enjoy the lesson.) Reply Thanks for uploading this. I didn't know James Scott Bell, and I must say I'm impressed. He seems to be a very clear minded, insightful teacher. Will definitely check out his website, and possibly buy his book. So thanks again! Reply Chair through the window! That is worth a million or more. Adding that to my tool chest! Reply Mr. Bell is a good teacher for the craft of writing fiction. I enjoyed his book Plot and Structure. This tutorial was very informative with many examples from films most people have seen. Thank you. Reply Great writing teacher. Reply I had no audio problems with the video…and it is great information from a great author/teacher. Reply The audio sucks. Can't listen a word. Reply I cannot bring myself to dislike any of the characters in my novels. I do howver have contempt for some, but they all bring me pleasure. Reply I would not of understood any of this before i wrote my first novel, and now i have almost finished my second manuscript i can say i understood everything in this excellent presentation. In fact everything in this seminar ties in with the novel i am writing now. Thanks Reply This is such useful and well-presented information, thank you for making it available like this! Reply The audio ticks is really annoying. If you are trying to use this to market your seminars, I can say that this is not putting your best foot forward. The information is great. The presentation is great. The audio makes me question paying as much as you charge for it. Reply for to? I suggest you study basic grammar! Reply I love Scarlett O'Hara Reply @SheRaconteurs ~ YAY! So glad this was helpful to you! Happy Writing ~ WD Reply This is the perfect thing-just what I was looking for to revise my novel! Reply I record all of my lectures on a LiveScribe pen – so I'm used to a bit of chop in my audio lessons. The information is worth toughing it out. Thank you for posting a full-length piece on here; it is a well-timed gift and treat. I will be sure to share it with others. Reply There was such great info in this video, the audio was a bit choppy but not enough to detract from the content. Thanks! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.