Now we discuss three basic steps in Retouching:
Rewriting – adding and cutting whole chunks (scenes, chapters, paragraphs), and moving and reworking material.
Rewriting stage is sometimes called “revising” – which means “re-seeing” your work with fresh eyes. When I’m working on fiction, this normally means starting from scratch with a blank document and with draft one on my Kindle beside me. You may not need to go quite that far, but do be prepared to make big changes at this stage.