10/7/08 — I ran into children’s author Kirby Larson at the Kidlitosphere Conference in Portland. She recommended a book on rewriting called NOVEL METAMORPHOSIS: UNCOMMON WAYS TO REVISE by Darcy Pattison. Kirby said she took a weekend workshop with the author and it changed her life. By that she meant she revised her historical novel, HATTIE BIG SKY, and it won a Newberry Honor medal. Not bad!
I ordered the book and it came yesterday. I’ve only had a chance to browse through it, but it looks great.
Now back to rewriting I go . . .