TABLE OF CONTENTS


The MAKING THE NOVEL project is divided into four parts:

EXCERPTS THAT HAD BEEN DELETED FROM PUBLISHED NOVELS

EXCERPTS FROM UNPUBLISHED or IN-PROGRESS NOVELS

EXCERPTS DELETED WHILE WRITING UNPUBLISHED or IN-PROGRESS NOVELS

EXCERPTS FROM FAILED NOVELS

We are grateful to the novelists, published and unpublished, for participating. Click on names below to go to the writers' contributions. For convenience, I place an asterisk by each newly-added author's name with each update:

A Project Introduction & Submissions Information
Eileen R. Tabios

EXCERPTS THAT HAD BEEN DELETED FROM PUBLISHED NOVELS


EXCERPTS FROM UNPUBLISHED or IN-PROGRESS NOVELS
Jonel Abellanosa
John Bloomberg-Rissman(1)
John Bloomberg-Rissman(2)
More To Come


EXCERPTS DELETED WHILE WRITING UNPUBLISHED or IN-PROGRESS NOVELS
Cristina Querrer(2)
Cymbeline Refalda-Villamin

Forthcoming:
More To Come


EXCERPTS FROM "FAILED NOVELS" (as defined by their writers)
Holly Crawford
Brian Marley(2) *
Eileen R. Tabios(1)

Forthcoming:
Neil Leadbeater.
More To Come


ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

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Submission Information: If you are interested in sharing an excerpt or deleted excerpt from your novel, go HERE for information.
Contact: email Eileen R. Tabios, at nalandaten at gmail dot com


Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you’re doomed. – Ray Bradbury


When I complete a novel I set it aside, and begin work on short stories, and eventually another long work. When I complete that novel I return to the earlier novel and rewrite much of it. In the meantime the second novel lies in a desk drawer. – Joyce Carol Oates


The things that the novel does not say are necessarily more numerous than those it does say and only a special halo around what is written can give the illusion that you are reading also what is not written. – Italo Calvino


"When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done." — Stephen King






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