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Brian and Vicki Tedeschi

In 1999, Vicki and Brian met. A month later Vicki landed in Sudan, Africa, to cover the ongoing civil war. She lived in a mud hut surrounded by militia, she hates camping and snakes. That experience provided the background for their first novel, The Lexicon. An award-winning fiction writer, Brian is a musician who collects vintage guitars while Vicki is a perilous antique hunter braving the world of bargains to curate stories for her cozy mystery series, The Spoon Sisters.

Together, Brian and Vicki have written several screenplays and children’s books. They have an Australian shepherd named Bandit, who is smarter than both of them, and appears in every book.

 

Writer's Workshop

“Now What?”: How to Revise Your Novel

 

 

Finally. It’s been weeks, months, or even years, and you’ve finished your manuscript…all two hundred pages of it. It’s time to take out the red pen. Revision is a daunting prospect for any author, but it doesn’t have to be impossible.

Revision addresses problems of both style and structure. Structural problems are big picture and must be considered first, as they may require adding or cutting whole scenes, chapters, or even characters. There isn’t much point in catching every typo and misused comma if you’re going to end up excising those passages, or if the main character is flat or the pacing is sluggish.

Questions to Ask Yourself: On Structure

Is the main conflict interesting? Is the reader hooked from the first paragraph or chapter? (An author only has a few pages to get the reader involved in the story.)

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