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.
Our Grandma Uzoma forbade us from going into her kitchen after midnight. She claimed the freezer was possessed. She said one time a bag of frozen mixed vegetables pushed a carton of vanilla ice cream out of the freezer and onto the floor—where the ice cream turned to liquid by morning. She said the two food groups never got along well.
Sub-saharan Magazine is an online weekly dedicated to publishing speculative fiction with an African flavour. We will also be publishing a quarterly Anthology of our best stories. We believe that Africa is underrepresented in the […]