Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life

The Final Draft: How I Go About Rewriting a Book

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The Final Draft : How I go about Rewriting a Book

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?..”

Author: SBolithoe

Librarian, author, blogger, presenter, history buff and animal lover.

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