By Natasha Lester
“My big focus for the last few weeks has been the final redraft of my fourth book, which has the working title One Night. A reader recently asked me what I do in the final draft, how I go about rewriting a book, so I thought I’d give you a bit of a sneak peek.
The third draft is the one I print out. I sit down and read through it once, without a pen, to see how it reads, to get a feel for where I’m really engaged and where I’m losing interest, and to see how the characters appear on paper. Then I read it through with a pen and I scribble all over it! But what am I focussing on? What particular things do I tend to be scribbling about?..”