Dispatches from revising: why is it that “throw out your first chapter and weave the relevant information in elsewhere” is almost always good advice? Why are first drafts of first chapters fatally flawed nearly all the time?
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Emma Barry is a teacher, novelist, recovering academic, and former political staffer. She lives with her high school sweetheart and a menagerie of pets and children in Virginia, and she occasionally finds time to read and write. View all posts by Emma