Category: Revising a Manuscript

The Order of Whose Garter? (II)

I skirted the issue of the garter in the first draft of the manuscript, though it’s such an integral part of Edward III’s court in the middle of the 14th century. Fence straddling doesn’t lend itself to passionate, engaging characters, so as I await…

Shop Talk: Revisions–the read through pandemonium

A friend of mine loves to imagine my office crowded with the characters in the novel-in-progress, an armored knight awkwardly shoe-horned between King Edward in all his regalia and an elegant noblewoman with a  ship at full sail as an awesome headdress.  So she…