Character by Character: A Revision Method that Works


Revising a novel, some say, is more difficult than writing it. My bet is that in the course of the initial writing you’ve come to know your story like you know the smell of feces. Now it doesn’t only bore you, but also disgusts you, and you end up rushing the revision process.

Through my few years of writing, I’ve read dozens of brilliant articles on revision. But I needed more – a method that suits my genre which involves intricate plotting. That was when I conceptualized the character-by-character revision method.