Shaping a Novel Through Revision

Letter from Robert Cormier to Fabio Coen 20 September 1976

Letter from Robert Cormier to Fabio Coen 20 September 1976

Robert Cormier describes the revisions he has made to his manuscript of I Am the Cheese on his editor, Fabio Coen’s behest. Revisions made aimed to increase tension and better prepare the reader for the ending of the novel.

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Steven James shares tips on writing more suspenseful prose
http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/6-secrets-to-creating-and-sustaining-suspense

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http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/mar/12/writers-editors-eleanor-catton-booker-winner

Shaping a Novel Through Revision