The Last Draft: A Novelist’s Guide to Revision

Sandra Scofield
Published in 2017
by Penguin Books

“Be patient and methodical, like a seamstress or a boat builder. You are over the hurdle of wondering if you have a story at all. You have pages you can handle.” Sandra Scofield’s The Last Draft provides motivation and inspiration for writers who are ready to transform and refine the pages of their first-draft manuscripts into finished novels. Scofield thoroughly reviews the narrative elements integral when considering a novel’s structure, then guides readers step-by-step through the process of revision, from planning to polishing.