Revising with E.M. Forster’s Aspects of the Novel [Nicola DeRobertis-Theye]
Intermediate | So you have a first draft of the novel. Congratulations! Now you need to make it better—but how? Where do you start? We’ll use E.M. Forster’s 1927 classic Aspects of the Novel to discuss how one might go about tackling such a project. His ‘aspects’ are divided into The Story, People, The Plot, Fantasy, Prophecy, and Pattern and Rhythm; these will provide guideposts in our discussion.