If writing a novel is hard, revising it is harder.

Congratulations, you’ve completed your first draft. Now what do you do? Take a break and spend a little time with Matt Bell.

This is an honest and practical book that will guide your revision process. Instead of giving you endless exercises, it celebrates creativity moving writers through the three stages of writing. The tailored advice such as “write the islands” and “remove the weasel-words” is spot on. Best of all, his positive message reminds writers that stories are not set in stone during revision. While revision is hard, it can be fun. This is a book writers will return to again and again.