Rewrites and Revisions
Issue # 17
2003 John W. Campbell Winner for
best new writer!
again! Welcome to
the seventeenth issue of Holly Lisle's Vision: A Resource for Writers.
This has turned out to be the issue that almost didn't make it. The
number of disasters and changes that piled up between the last issue and
this one defies the odds of chance.
But here we are -- revising and rewriting in life as
we do in fiction. I use the chances given to me by rewrites to fill
in the gaps, add in the details, as well as fix the plot problems.
Many others write far more complete first drafts, and edit only for style
However you approach the art of revision, always
remember that there is no reason to fear or dislike it. It is just
as much a part of a writer's life as the first draft.
There are, as usual, great articles in this issue,
with not only help on our theme but also other aspects of writing. I
hope you enjoy it!
only one more theme issue in the works:
-- Submissions and Rejections (Deadline, October 1, 2003)
We have a tentative
theme schedule for 2004!
January/February -- Favorite Genres
March/April -- Writing Novels
May/June -- Writing Shorter Fiction
July/August -- The Fine Points of
September/October -- Essentials of
November/December -- Toys for Writers
These are not entirely 'set' as of yet, so
watch the next issue for more information and details on what each
theme will include. But also remember that we are always
looking for writing-related articles of any type!
out our Guidelines for more information --
and remember that we're always looking for articles that are writing
related in anyway. The themes are only part of each issue!)