Writing

Joyce Carol Oates’s Tips for Revising a Novel or Short Story

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 9, 2021 • 3 min read

The revision process is where good stories become great novels, where an interesting plot can become a gripping bestseller thriller that wows literary agents, critics, and audiences alike. Thus for some authors, learning how to edit a book can be just as essential as the core writing process.