- Let’s Try It One More Time: A Tale of Three Best-Sellers — some examples of bestselling novels that underwent extensive revision:
What impresses — and consoles me — about these over-the-top tales of revision behind successful writing is the commitment of these writers to push themselves and their willingness to jettison reams of copy in search of an acceptable version.
- Zanzjan on sequels:
The first tricksy thing is finding a balance of clueing in some of the past without making the book FEEL like a sequel….So, for those of you who write stuff that are discrete stories set in a single universe, how do you maintain that balance, or do you assiduously avoid letting works cross-pollinate? As a reader, what strategies of this sort makes you crazy?
Good comments in the, uh, comments.