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The Last Draft

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The Last Draft by Sandra Scofield
Paperback $17.00
Dec 05, 2017 | ISBN 9780143131359

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“Drawing deeply on her own teaching and writing and using a multitude of examples from classic and contemporary fiction, [Scofield] offers a meticulous guide to revising a novel… The lasting messages of this inspiring book are ‘read, read, read,’ ‘write the best prose you can,’ and ‘love the process and what you learn.'”
— Publishers Weekly, starred review


“This title stands out from the crowd of others on the subject. For readers who are thinking about publishing their writing.”
Library Journal, starred review

“An award-winning fiction writer and teacher shares hard-won advice. Novelist and memoirist Scofield…brings her experience as a writer and teacher to a practical, encouraging manual focused on revision. … Patience and commitment, this useful guide reveals, are a writer’s strongest assets.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“Sandra Scofield has written a needed book: not how to begin a novel, but how to get one into shape and on point. She is insightful on the importance of scene and ingenious on the value of summary and the role of interiority. She offers exercises for describing, evaluating, energizing, and enriching a draft in ways both minute and structural. For a novelist in that perplexing stage between a messy version and a viable manuscript, The Last Draft may be a godsend.”
—Janet Burroway, author of Writing Fiction


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