It’s been brought to my attention that in the print version of my book on revision–FICTION FORMULA FIX-IT–the end of Chapter 3 duplicates the same DOs and DON’Ts box that ends Chapter 2.

Chapter 3 should instead end with the following:


*Make and keep a separate document file of your original rough draft for reference. Do not work directly from this file.

*Secure extra copies of your work for safekeeping.

*Organize your notes for changes you wish to make.

*Answer the questions in this chapter and use your answers to form a checklist of revision tasks. Add as many tasks as you deem necessary.

*Divide your revision tasks into categories of EASY, CHALLENGING, and TOUGH.

I’m not sure if everyone’s print version contains the error, but my original file shows no problem. That means somewhere in the mysterious workings of Amazon, a goof has occurred.

If your print copy has this error, I apologize. How ironic that a book on revision should need such a “fix.”


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2 responses to “FICTION FORMULA FIX-IT error

  1. I checked my print copy (which I preordered) and the duplication is there. I’m not sure why I didn’t notice it before. Maybe I thought the list was so important that you were simply reiterating it? 🙂

  2. Thanks for giving me such a big benefit of the doubt. I’m not quite sure how to fix this glitch, but it needs doing.

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